Short-term complications in hip fracture surgery using spinal versus general anaesthesia.

@article{Fields2015ShorttermCI,
  title={Short-term complications in hip fracture surgery using spinal versus general anaesthesia.},
  author={Adam C. Fields and James Douglas Dieterich and Kristin L. Buterbaugh and Calin Stefan Moucha},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2015},
  volume={46 4},
  pages={719-23}
}
BACKGROUND Spinal anaesthesia when compared to general anaesthesia has been shown to decrease postoperative morbidity in orthopaedic surgery. The aim of the present study was to assess the differences in thirty-day morbidity and mortality for patients undergoing hip fracture surgery with spinal versus general anaesthesia. METHODS The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality and Improvement Program (NSQIP) database was used to identify patients who underwent hip fracture surgery… CONTINUE READING