Anesthetic Management for Adult Spine Deformity Surgery

Thai T. Nguyen, Marek A. Mirski

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-32
Number of pages9
JournalSeminars in Spine Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2009


  • adult spine surgery
  • anesthesia
  • neuromonitoring
  • postoperative pain
  • preoperative assessment
  • transfusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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