Effects of adding epinephrine plus fentanyl to low-dose lidocaine for spinal anesthesia in outpatient knee arthroscopy


Turker G., Uckunkaya N., Yilmazlar A., Demirag B., Tokat O.

ACTA ANAESTHESIOLOGICA SCANDINAVICA, vol.47, no.8, pp.986-992, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1034/j.1399-6576.2003.00194.x
  • Title of Journal : ACTA ANAESTHESIOLOGICA SCANDINAVICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.986-992

Abstract

Background: This study investigated whether addition of 15 mug epinephrine plus 25 mug fentanyl to lidocaine spinal anesthesia for outpatient knee arthroscopy makes it possible to use a subanesthetic lidocaine dose. The aim was to assess the quality of anesthesia and the suitability of this protocol for outpatient knee arthroscopy.