Perioperative management of geriatric patients for orthopedic surgeries


  • Bhavya Krishna Department of Anesthesia, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
  • Nidhi Pathak Department of Anesthesia, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India



Geriatric, Orthopedic, Fracture, Anesthesia


With increasing life expectancy, the mean age of patient orthopedicians and anesthesiologists have to deal with is increasing. In this review article, we discuss the case management of three centurions aged 110, 105 and 102 years respectively who underwent lower limb orthopedic surgery under nerve block, general anesthesia and neuraxial blockade, and elaborate on the various issues faced perioperatively by the treating team. The challenges and differences faced in perioperative period in geriatric anesthesia were discussed and literature reviewed for the benefit of the operating surgeons.

Author Biographies

Bhavya Krishna, Department of Anesthesia, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India

Department Of Anesthesia

Nidhi Pathak, Department of Anesthesia, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India

Department Of Anesthesia


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