Prevalence and management of obstructive sleep apnea in patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty.

@article{Berend2010PrevalenceAM,
  title={Prevalence and management of obstructive sleep apnea in patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty.},
  author={Keith R. Berend and Andrew F Ajluni and Luis A N{\'u}{\~n}ez-Garc{\'i}a and Adolph V. Lombardi and J. Barfield Adams},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2010},
  volume={25 6 Suppl},
  pages={54-7}
}
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may be a risk factor for complications after total joint arthroplasty (TJA). We sought to determine the prevalence of OSA in patients undergoing TJA, and the safety and effectiveness of intrathecal narcotic (IN) in these patients. We retrospectively reviewed 1255 consecutive patients undergoing 1463 TJA at one hospital. All… CONTINUE READING