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Correspondence  |   March 2018
Effect of Spinal versus General Anesthesia in Study Comparing Three Methods of Using Local Anesthetics to Achieve Post–knee Arthroplasty Pain
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  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana. jriope@lsuhsc.edu
  • (Accepted for publication November 17, 2017.)
    (Accepted for publication November 17, 2017.)×
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Correspondence
Correspondence   |   March 2018
Effect of Spinal versus General Anesthesia in Study Comparing Three Methods of Using Local Anesthetics to Achieve Post–knee Arthroplasty Pain
Anesthesiology 3 2018, Vol.128, 676. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000002033
Anesthesiology 3 2018, Vol.128, 676. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000002033
To the Editor:
The authors of a recently published study1  comparing three local anesthetic methods of reducing post–knee arthroplasty pain recommended spinal anesthesia, but 23% of patients apparently still received general anesthesia. Would the authors be kind enough to share the postoperative pain score data for these two patient groups (i.e., spinal vs. general anesthesia)?
Competing Interests
The author declares no competing interests.
James Riopelle, M.D., Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana. jriope@lsuhsc.edu
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