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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 1983;16(3):246-252.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.1983.16.3.246   
Clinical Observations of Anesthesia in the Lower Extremities .
Kyung Duck Han, Suck Hee Chah, Youn Sook Oh, Chi Hyo Kim, Choon Hi Lee
Department of Anesthesiology, Ewha Woman University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
The authora have had contact with 951 cases of surgery of the lower extremities receiving various kinds of anesthtic methods and these cases were analyzed at the department of Anesthesiology, Ewha Womans University Hospital during the 7 year period from January 1970 to December 1982. The result are as follows: 1) There is a trend towards increasing numbers of operations annually. 2) The most common age group was 3rd decade(24%) 3) Ratio of males to females was 2:1. 4) Class I of physical status(ASA) was most common(61.2%) 5) For premedication, meperidine and atropine sulfate were commonly used(32.9%). 6) In the section of surgery, Orthopedic surgery is most common(90.4%) 7) General anesthesia was the most commonly used technique(69.8%) 8) Most cases ended within 2 hours(60.1%)
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