Orthopaedic Anesthesia Division
The Division of Orthopaedic Anesthesia offers residents an opportunity to administer a wide variety of regional anesthetic techniques. Upper extremity blocks for shoulder, elbow and hand surgeries and lower extremity blocks for procedures on the foot and ankle are routinely performed using the latest ultrasound guided technology, allowing ambulatory patients to be discharged without discomfort. Indwelling catheters can be placed to provide in-hospital postoperative analgesia and facilitate rehabilitation. Epidural, spinal, and combined epidural-spinals are used for hip and knee procedures, offering patients options to traditional general anesthetics.
Orthopaedic rotations are taken during the CA-1 year of training and many of residents choose to return for concentrated blocks of regional training during their CA-3 year.
If you are about to undergo an orthopaedic surgical procedure and would like to discuss your anesthetic options please contact Meg A. Rosenblatt, M.D.