Adult deformity surgery involves complex surgery in patients with underlying chronic medical conditions. Anesthetic challenges include large intraoperative blood loss and resuscitation, maintaining adequate anesthesia in the setting of neuro-monitoring, long surgical times, and postoperative pain control. The anesthesia provider should have a good knowledge of the surgical technique and its potential physiological impact, the documented benefits of certain anesthetic techniques, and the intraoperative neuro-monitoring requirements for spine surgery. It is also imperative to understand the anesthetic effects on the central nervous system to facilitate a safe surgery and good outcome.
- adult spine surgery
- postoperative pain
- preoperative assessment
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine