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BET 3 GENERAL ANAESTHESIA OR CONSCIOUS SEDATION FOR REDUCING A DISLOCATED HIP PROSTHESIS?

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Report by: Nick Payne, Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Search checked by: Steve Jones, Consultant in Critical Care and Emergency Medicine

Institution: Wythenshawe Hospital and Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK

A short-cut review was carried out to establish whether general anaesthesia or conscious sedation result in a better reduction rate for a dislocated hip prosthesis. Four papers addressed this clinical question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and study weaknesses of the four papers are shown in table 1. The clinical bottom line is that many dislocated hip …

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