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Is propofol a safe and effective sedative for relocating hip prostheses?
  1. M Davison,
  2. R Stewart
  1. Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Stoke Mandeville Hospital Aylesbury, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr M Davison, Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Stoke Manderille Hospital, Department of Anaesthesia, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury HP21 8AL, UK; marcdavison32{at}gmail.com

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We read with interest the recent article by Mathieu et al1 on the use of propofol as an effective sedative for relocating hip prosthesis. We would like, however, to draw attention to several areas of concern.

The authors administered doses of propofol up to 2 mg/kg. This is an anaesthesia-inducing dose of propofol, …

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