Spinalanästhesie Vorteile der unilateralen Spinalanästhesie

Translated title of the contribution: Advantages of unilateral spinal anaesthesia

Battista Borghi, Hinnerk Wulf

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Unilateral spinal anaesthesia aims to limit the distribution of spinal block only to the operated side, for all operations involving only one lower limb. Small doses of local anesthetic, pencil-point needles, injection speed, lateral decubitus position and not isobaric anesthetic solution are the main factors involved when attempting a unilateral spinal block. In comparison to conventional technique it requires a bit longer preparation time, but provides less hemodynamic side effects with higher cardiovascular stability, increased autonomy after surgery and better patient acceptance.

Translated title of the contributionAdvantages of unilateral spinal anaesthesia
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)182-186
Number of pages5
JournalAnasthesiologie Intensivmedizin Notfallmedizin Schmerztherapie
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine


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