Peripheral nerve blocks for intraoperative management in patients with hemophilia A

Ramprasad Sripada, Joseph J. Reyes, Ruidong Sun

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Abstract

The use of peripheral nerve blocks as the sole anesthetic, augmented with mild sedation for intraoperative management of surgery on the ankle and knee in two hemophiliac patients, is presented. Peripheral nerve blocks may be safely used for surgery of the extremities in a patient with moderate to severe hemophilia, provided a safe level of Factor VIII is maintained throughout the perioperative period.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)120-123
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Anesthesia
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Ankle arthrodesis
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Femoral nerve block
  • Hemophilia
  • Intraoperative management
  • Knee arthroplasty
  • Postoperative nausea and vomiting
  • Sciatic nerve block, Popliteal nerve block

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