A Comparative Study between Neuraxial Anesthesia and General Anesthesia for Lower Limb Surgery

  • Zahid Hussain Khan Mail Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Deputy for Research, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Imam Khomeini Medical Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Imam Hussain Jameel Khafaji Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
neuraxial anesthesia, general anesthesia, spinal anesthesia, and epidural anesthesia.


Both neuraxial anesthesia and general anesthesia are used for lower limb surgery. And because of the complications that occur with this type of surgery, we searched in this narrative review the effectiveness and safety of neuraxial anesthesia versus general anesthesia for lower limb surgery. We included randomized controlled trials comparing neuroaxial anesthesia (spinal or epidural anesthesia) versus general anesthesia in adults (35 years or older) with lower-limb surgery.


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How to Cite
Khan ZH, Khafaji IH. A Comparative Study between Neuraxial Anesthesia and General Anesthesia for Lower Limb Surgery. Arch Anesth & Crit Care. 4(2):477-80.
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