Deputy Head of Department, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Liberec Regional Hospital, Liberec, Czech Republic
The algorithm of Anaesthesia for Total Hip Replacement describes in an interactive way options for anaesthesia in one of the most common orthopedic surgeries. Most patients undergoing this type of procedure are older with many complicating diseases and this algorithm draws attention to the relatively frequent and potentionally lethal complication called Bone Cement Implantation Syndrome (BCIS) and it identifies the risks of different types of anaesthesia and possible blood loss. It also offers rational choices of postoperative analgaesia. I believe that this algorithm is a appropriate and instructive preparation form for postgradual education.