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Taylor Approach of Spinal Anaesthesia in a case of Ankylosing Spondylitis for Hip Fracture Surgery

Author(s): Urmila Palaria | Mohd Asim Rasheed | D C Punera | Umesh K Bhadani

Journal: Indian Anaesthetists' Forum
ISSN 0973-0311

Volume: 12;
Issue: 18;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Ankylosing Spondylitis | Spinal Anaesthesia | Taylor approach

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease primarily affecting the axial joints manifesting as stiffnesss of the spine. Patient with ankylosing spondylitis is a challenge to anaesthesiologists in terms of airway management and neuraxial blocks. Modified paramedian approach (Taylor approach) of spinal anaesthesia can be used as an alternative to technically difficult cases in patients undergoing lower limb surgeries.
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