Ambulatory anesthesia for foot surgery.

R. Arcioni, P. Ronconi, M. Mercieri, L. Pelagalli, G. Ciamarra, S. Romanò, M. Della Rocca, R. Romano

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Abstract

Ambulatory surgery has developed extensively over the past few years in most Western countries. The absence of specific legislation in Italy creates a lack of trust in patients and interferes with the development of this discipline. The authors describe their experience in the organisation of an outpatient foot surgery centre over the past thirteen years, which is in constant expansion and currently performs about 300 operations every year. They report the criteria used to select patients, the organisation of the operating theatre, pre- and postoperative treatment and the anesthetic techniques used. Among the latter, they describe a new approach used to block the popliteal sciatic nerve. The results obtained show a high approval rate from the majority of patients treated. The authors attribute this success to a series of factors, including patient selection and surgical procedures, the maintenance of constant standards of quality similar to those in hospitals and the experience of outpatient anesthesia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)797-802
Number of pages6
JournalMinerva Anestesiologica
Volume67
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2001

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Foot
Anesthesia
Ambulatory Surgical Procedures
Sciatic Nerve
Legislation
Patient Selection
Italy
Anesthetics
Outpatients
Maintenance
Organizations
Therapeutics

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  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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Arcioni, R., Ronconi, P., Mercieri, M., Pelagalli, L., Ciamarra, G., Romanò, S., ... Romano, R. (2001). Ambulatory anesthesia for foot surgery. Minerva Anestesiologica, 67(11), 797-802.

Ambulatory anesthesia for foot surgery. / Arcioni, R.; Ronconi, P.; Mercieri, M.; Pelagalli, L.; Ciamarra, G.; Romanò, S.; Della Rocca, M.; Romano, R.

In: Minerva Anestesiologica, Vol. 67, No. 11, 11.2001, p. 797-802.

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Arcioni, R, Ronconi, P, Mercieri, M, Pelagalli, L, Ciamarra, G, Romanò, S, Della Rocca, M & Romano, R 2001, 'Ambulatory anesthesia for foot surgery.', Minerva Anestesiologica, vol. 67, no. 11, pp. 797-802.
Arcioni R, Ronconi P, Mercieri M, Pelagalli L, Ciamarra G, Romanò S et al. Ambulatory anesthesia for foot surgery. Minerva Anestesiologica. 2001 Nov;67(11):797-802.
Arcioni, R. ; Ronconi, P. ; Mercieri, M. ; Pelagalli, L. ; Ciamarra, G. ; Romanò, S. ; Della Rocca, M. ; Romano, R. / Ambulatory anesthesia for foot surgery. In: Minerva Anestesiologica. 2001 ; Vol. 67, No. 11. pp. 797-802.
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