Anaesthetic Management for Charcot Joint Surgery in a Previously Operated Meningomyelocele Patient: A Case Report
Saiesh Narayan Raut Dessai,
H. No 71, Annapurna Niwas, Assolda, Chandor, Margao, Goa-403714, India.
Charcot joint, a degenerative condition characterised by bone and joint destruction, often requires surgical intervention to alleviate pain and prevent complications. However, when this condition coexists with a history of meningomyelocele repair, additional considerations are necessary to ensure patient safety. The anaesthesia management for Charcot joint surgery in a meningomyelocele patient who has previously undergone surgery presents a unique challenge. Preoperative assessment should involve a comprehensive evaluation of the patient’s medical history, including previous surgical procedures, neurological status, and associated co-morbidities. Given the possible problems such as scarring, adhesion, and altered anatomy that may affect the choice of anaesthetic approach and airway management, particular attention should be paid to the site of the meningomyelocele repair. Here, the authors report a case of failed spinal anaesthesia in a 20 years old male patient with a history of operating meningocele who underwent surgery for Charcot’s joint. Charcot’s joint is a rare complication of syringomyelia or meningomyelocele, which can cause severe neurological deficits and deformities. Surgery is often required to correct the deformity and relieve the symptoms. Spinal anaesthesia is a commonly used technique for surgeries involving the lower limbs. This abstract highlights anaesthetic management in patients with Charcot joint and a history of meningomyelocele repair.