Nylon Versus Polyurethane Epidural Catheters In Patients Undergoing Major Orthopedic Surgery

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    Damanhour Teaching Hospital
Updated on 18 August 2022


Objectives: To compare the safety and efficacy of nylon (polyamide) epidural catheter versus polyurethane epidural catheter in patients undergoing major orthopedic surgery under continuous epidural anesthesia.

Background: Continuous epidural anesthesia is the most common anesthetic technique used in orthopedic surgery. However, the use of epidural catheters is associated with complications. The insertion of the catheter may be associated with intravascular or intrathecal placement, nerve root irritation, paresthesia, kinking, hematoma, or breakage during catheter removal.

Patients and Methods: This was a prospective, randomized, double-blind clinical trial; carried out on 60 patients undergoing major orthopedic surgery under continuous epidural anesthesia. Patients were randomly allocated into two equal groups; group N, using Nylon catheter, and group P, using Polyurethane catheter.

Condition Epidural; Anesthesia, Catheter Complications, Catheter Blockage, Catheter Dysfunction, Catheter Breakage
Treatment Nylon (Polyamide) Epidural Catheter, Polyurethane Epidural Catheter
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05168943
SponsorDamanhour Teaching Hospital
Last Modified on18 August 2022

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