Ketofol for monitored anesthesia care in shoulder arthroscopy and labral repair: a case report

Lee, Kevin Chung-En; Shi, Hanyuan; Lee, Brian

A 21-year-old male (body mass index: 28.3) with a history of asthma and reactive airway disease since childhood underwent left shoulder arthroscopy and labral repair surgery under monitored anesthesia care. Because the procedure was performed in the beach chair position, access to the patient’s airway was limited throughout. To avoid general anesthesia and to limit potential complications associated with monitored anesthesia care, a ketofol admixture was used. This case demonstrates that, in conjunction with regional anesthesia, ketofol may be an acceptable alternative to propofol for maintenance in outpatient orthopedic procedures.


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Dental Medicine
Dove Press
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September 26, 2016