Background: Selective unilateral spinal anesthesia is the gold standard spinal anesthesia
technique for knee arthroscopy. Selective sensory spinal anesthesia has recently been
validated for this surgery. Both selective techniques are specially indicated for ambulatory
surgery because of PACU fast track, low discharge home time and high patient satisfaction.
This study compares both spinal techniques for knee arthroscopy surgery.
This randomized clinical trial studies minimally invasive surgery in treating patients with
spinal tumors. Posterior spinal tumor resection and anterior and posterior spinal tumor
resection are less invasive types of surgery for spinal tumors and may have fewer side
effects and improve recovery
Source: Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
The population of the US is aging. They remain more active and place greater demands on
their musculoskeletal system. A key problem is that pain and disability of age related
spinal disorders will increase. Problems such as Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis,
Degenerative Disk Disease, Spinal Stenosis and Degenerative Scoliosis are age related
problems that are treated with spinal fusion when non-operative treatment fails. Traditional
open surgery poses ... Read More
The purpose of this study is to determine if there is a difference in patient outcomes with
general anesthesia versus spinal anesthesia when given in addition to popliteal and adductor
canal nerve blocks for foot and ankle surgery. Popliteal and adductor canal nerve blocks are
injections of local anesthetic agents near nerves in the back and front of the knee going to
the foot and ankle that provide numbness during and after surgery. These peripheral nerve
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The purpose of this study is to evaluate the clinical performance of the iO-Flex® System in
reducing pain and symptom severity in patients with one or two level lumbar spinal stenosis
that requires surgery.
Use of neuraxial agents in anesthesia for cardiac surgery is expanding. We have used
combined general-spinal anesthesia for cardiac surgery for 12 years. We hypothesized that
compared to general anesthesia, the combined techniques would provide comparable
intraoperative hemodynamics and improved postoperative analgesia. This study subjected these
techniques to a double-blind randomized trial.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the results of elective lumbar spinal surgery as it
relates to shifting patient expectations for outcome. Patients undergoing elective posterior
spinal surgery for degenerative conditions of the spine at SWCHSC will be evaluated.
One-thirds of patients underwent video-assisted thorascopic surgery still have severe pain.
Therefore we want to demonstrate weather 0.15 mg spinal morphine would reduce 24 hour
postoperative requirement comparing to control group.
This study is looking at the effects of high spinal anesthesia (also known as total spinal
anesthesia) combined with general anesthesia versus general anesthesia alone on the
Stress response: Patients undergoing aortic valve replacement surgery have a large incision
and a complex operation where they must be placed on the heart-lung machine. The body reacts
to the heart-lung machine, increasing the stress response.
High spinal anesthesia ... Read More
The studied pathology concerns post traumatic cervical spinal cord contusion on narrow
The pathophysiology remains controversial. This pathology does not enjoy consensus support.
Many questions remain regarding the surgical care and its delay.
The purpose of the study was to demonstrate non-inferiority of early surgical treatment
compared to the same surgery performed with a delay among patients identified as having a
cervical spinal ... Read More
The purpose of the trial is to compare two local anesthetics, articaine and bupivacaine for
outpatient lower limb surgery. Onset and recovery times of sensory and motor blockade will
This is a prospective, monocentric, randomized study, comparing the effectiveness and
tolerance of four different dosages of hypobaric ropivacaine for unilateral spinal
anaesthesia during traumatic femoral neck surgery in the elderly.
Source: Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Metastatic malignant tumors comprise the vast majority of spinal tumors in adults. The most
devastating complication of spinal metastatic disease (SMD) is invasion of the spinal canal
and compression of the spinal cord or the nerve roots of the cauda equina, resulting in a
clinical entity known as cord compression that manifests with progressive loss of motor
function and sensation in the legs, as well as bladder and bowel incontinence.
The treatment of ... Read More
The objective of this study is to determine if a single spinal shot of morphine can decrease
post-operative opioid-use, and thereby decrease opioid side-effects and lead to a quicker
recovery after surgery.
This study plans to learn more about preventing pain in children who are having posterior
spinal fusion surgery using two different kinds of morphine (a pain medicine). Also, this
study plans to learn about individual differences in the how the different kinds of morphine
work in children.
Subjects are being asked to be in this research study because they are having spinal fusion
surgery, will have pain some of the time and will be getting morphine during ... Read More
Vancomycin powder (for solution for Infusion) will be investigated (off-label usage) in
spinal fusion surgery. The powder will be locally administered into to the wound cavity
before wound closure.
Hypothesis: Locally applied vancomycin powder leads to a reduction in postoperative surgical
This study aims to evaluate the incidence of longterm pain after spinal fusion surgery in
children and adolescents. In the second part of the study a randomized double-blind clinical
trial will be conducted. We compare the effect of pregabalin versus placebo on postoperative
pain and oxycodone consumption. We will also be able to evaluate the effect of pregabalin on
neurophysiological monitoring during surgery.