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Is neuraxial anesthesia safe in patients undergoing surgery for treatment of periprosthetic joint infection?

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®
1528-1132
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Volume
473
Issue
4
Pages
1472–1477
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s11999-015-4175-3
PMID: 25670655
Source
Medline

Abstract

Central nervous system infections after neuraxial anesthesia in patients with a PJI appear to be exceedingly rare. Based on the findings of this study, it may be time for the anesthesiology community to reevaluate the risk of sepsis as a relative contraindication to the use of neuraxial anesthesia.

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