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The Feasibility of Spinal Anesthesia for Daycare Surgeries: Is Ropivacaine the Choice?

Srinidhi Srikanth, S Antony John Charles, Yasha V Kameshwar, S Parthasarthy, T Shivashanmugam

Keywords : Adjuvant, Ambulatory surgeries, Magnesium sulfate, Ropivacaine, Spinal anesthesia

Citation Information : Srikanth S, Charles SA, Kameshwar YV, Parthasarthy S, Shivashanmugam T. The Feasibility of Spinal Anesthesia for Daycare Surgeries: Is Ropivacaine the Choice?. 2022; 11 (1):10-12.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10085-9115

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 18-10-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Spinal anesthesia is a preferable anesthesia technique for various abdominal and below abdominal surgeries. There are different local anesthetics available for spinal anesthesia. By choosing the recently available isobaric ropivacaine, making it hyperbaric by addition of dextrose with the right choice of adjuvant, which is devoid of undesirable effects, must provide better analgesia and early cessation of motor blockade. The myth and controversies involving the usage of drugs intrathecally for daycare surgeries, their advantages, disadvantages, and indication of each adjuvant along with doses are discussed in this review.

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