Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 315--322

Anesthesia for joint replacement surgery: Issues with coexisting diseases


PN Kakar, Preety Mittal Roy, Vijaya Pant, Jyotirmoy Das 
 Department of Anesthesiology Pain management and Perioperative care, Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi, India

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P N Kakar
Department of Anesthesiology, Pain management and Perioperative care, Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi
India

The first joint replacement surgery was performed in 1919. Since then, joint replacement surgery has undergone tremendous development in terms of surgical technique and anesthetic management. In this era of nuclear family and independent survival, physical mobility is of paramount importance. In recent years, with an increase in life expectancy, advances in geriatric medicine and better insurance coverage, the scenario of joint replacement surgery has changed significantly. Increasing number of young patients are undergoing joint replacement for pathologies like rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. The diverse pathologies and wide range of patient population brings unique challenges for the anesthesiologist. This article deals with anesthetic issues in joint replacement surgery in patients with comorbidities.


How to cite this article:
Kakar P N, Roy PM, Pant V, Das J. Anesthesia for joint replacement surgery: Issues with coexisting diseases.J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol 2011;27:315-322


How to cite this URL:
Kakar P N, Roy PM, Pant V, Das J. Anesthesia for joint replacement surgery: Issues with coexisting diseases. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol [serial online] 2011 [cited 2020 Aug 3 ];27:315-322
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