DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20171877

Open reduction and internal fixation of fracture femur in a patient with severe ankylosing spondylitis utilizing continuous caudal epidural anaesthesia

Aman Thakur, Priyanka Sood, Shelly Rana, Sudarshan Kumar

Abstract


We describe a patient with severe ankylosing spondylitis scheduled to undergo open reduction and internal fixation. We emphasise on alternative anaesthetic management in view of non-availability of fiberoptic bronchoscope and unwillingness of patient to go to higher centre. Regional (continuous caudal epidural) anesthesia has been used as technique of choice.


Keywords


Ankylosing spondylitis, Caudal, Epidural

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