The effect of anesthetic techniques on hemostatic function in arthroscopic surgery: evaluation by thromboelastography.


BACKGROUND Anesthetic techniques are known to affect blood hemostasis, which may be responsible for the pathogenesis of postoperative venous thromboembolism. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of general and spinal anesthesias on blood hemostasis using thromboelastography. METHODS Forty patients undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery were… (More)