Trauma & Orthopaedic Anaesthesia, Anaesthesia in a Nutshell

Trauma & Orthopaedic Anaesthesia

Anaesthesia in a Nutshell

By P. Geraldine Edge, PhD, FRCA, Consultant Anaesthetist, Department of Anaesthesia. Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Middlesex, UK; and Mary Fennelly, MRCPI, FFARCSI, Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Middlesex, UK

Special considerations

General: The difficult airway

Massive transfusion; Thromboprophylaxis

Specific to orthopaedics

Fat embolus

Compartment syndrome

Reactions to orthopaedic cement

Plaster of Paris

Trauma: Adult


Joint replacement

Musculo-skeletal disease in orthopaedics

Elective paediatric orthopaedics

Spinal surgery: Back pain

Spinal injury

Spinal tumours

Spinal deformity

Management of the chronic spinal injury patient

Bone tumours

Peripheral nerve injuries: Adult


Chronic pain management

Peripheral nerve blocks