Year 2012 Vol. 20 No 6




SE RSPC of Traumatology and Orthopedics 1,
SEE Belarusian Medical Academy of Post-graduate education 2,
The Republic of Belarus

The number of patients with the degenerative-dystrophic diseases of the knee joints is annually increasing throughout in the world. Conservative treatment methods provide only temporary relief and dont restore the capacity of movements in the limbs. In recent years, the expansion of the indications for endoprosthesis of large joints has been registered as the most effective way to reduce pain, restore physical activity and improve the quality of life. Total knee endoprosthesis is one of the most traumatic interventions in surgery. The review provides detailed data on the peculiarities of anesthesia at the total knee replacement. Possible complications arising from this intervention are described. Modern aspects of anesthetic management and postoperative analgesia as well as their key role in providing early postoperative rehabilitation after the total knee replacement are shown.

Keywords: total knee joint endoprothesis, anesthesia provision, postoperative analgesia
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Bogomolov Aleksandr Nikolaevich
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Bogomolov A.N. Anesthesiologist-resuscitator, the anesthesiology-resuscitation department with intensive care wards of SE RSPC of Traumatology and Orthopedics, Minsk
Kanus I.I. Honored Worker of Science of the Republic of Belarus, doctor of medical sciences, professor of the anesthesiology-resuscitation chair of SEE Belarusian Medical Academy of Post-graduate Education
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