P056: DOUBLE-BLINDED, RANDOMIZED TRIAL WITH IRB APPROVAL: HYPERBARIC BUPIVACAINE VERSUS ISOBARIC MEPIVACAINE SPINAL ANESTHESIA AND INCIDENCE OF POST-OPERATIVE URINARY RETENTION FOLLOWING TOTAL KNEE ARTHROPLASTY OR TOTAL HIP ARTHROPLASTY BY A SINGLE
Whitney King; Bruce Dixon; UCF-HCA Anesthesia
Goal of study is to assess patients undergoing Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) and Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) by a single surgeon (Dr. Joseph Locker), and measure the incidence of acute post-op urinary retention in men when using Hyperbaric Bupivacaine spinal anesthetic vs. Isobaric Mepivacaine spinal anesthetic
Our hypothesis is that there is less incidence of acute post-operative urinary retention when utilizing Isobaric Mepivacaine spinal anesthetic for patients undergoing THA or TKA when compared to Hyperbaric Bupivacaine spinal anesthetic.
Primary Endpoint is to measure the incidence of post-operative urinary retention in patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty under spinal anesthestic.The goal of this study is to determine if there is a spinal anesthetic that is more likely to cause post-operative urinary retention after total joint arthroplasty.
This study will help to determine future practices among the Anesthesia and Orthopedic population.Post-operative Urinary Retention (POUR) is a serious concern that occurs after patients undergo anesthesia for orthopedic surgeries.The goal of this study will be to determine which spinal anesthetic has the least cause of Post-Operative Urinary Retention (POUR) and utilize that information gathered from patient data to guide future practices.
We have IRB approval and getting started on this research project.