Sleep Apnea and Total Joint Arthroplasty Under Various Types of Anesthesia: A Population-Based Study of Perioperative Outcomes

The authors “analyzed data from approximately 400 hospitals in the United States. Perioperative outcomes were compared between patients receiving general, neuraxial, or combined neuraxial-general anesthesia. “They concluded that “neuraxial anesthesia may convey benefits in the perioperative outcome of SA patients undergoing joint arthroplasty.”

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