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What are the anesthetic options for this patient?
A total knee arthroplasty allows for several different types of anesthesia and all of the following are acceptable choices:
· General anesthesia
· Neuraxial anesthesia Spinal Epidural
Combined spinal/epidural (CSE)
· Regional anesthesia
Femoral nerve block (psoas compartment block) in combination with a sciatic nerve block
· Combinations of the above
e.g., general anesthesia and femoral nerve block.
The type of anesthesia chosen will depend on the anes-thesiologist’s evaluation of the patient’s condition and personal preference, the surgeon’s needs, and the patient’s preference.
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