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INTRODUCTION: As bundle payment care initiatives become ever prevalent in total knee arthroplasty (TKA), institutions have increasingly focused on cost-saving measures which maintain or improve upon the standard of care. One area of interest is identifying potential modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors. Here we evaluate the correlations of general versus spinal anesthesia in TKAs in perioperative outcomes. METHODS: All primary TKAs between 7/1/2013 to 12/31/2017 were obtained retrospectively from a prospective institutional database utilized for contribution to a state-wide joint arthroplasty database. Prospective data includes baseline demographics, select medical comorbidities, intraoperative variables and postoperative course/complications. Patients were separated into two cohorts based on anesthetic type: general or spinal anesthesia. Patients receiving both or neither anesthetic were excluded from the study. Cohorts were compared utilizing Student’s unpaired t-test for continuous variables and χ2 test for categorical variables. p


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOS 2023 Annual Meeting, March 7-11, 2023, Las Vegas, NV