Utility of Indwelling Catheter in Orthopaedic Patients Receiving Spinal Anesthesia
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A study measuring utility of indwelling bladder catheter placement in orthopaedic surgical patients receiving spinal anesthesia. Study will track clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction and cost efficacy. Absence of indwelling bladder catheter may decrease urinary tract infection (UTI) incidence, increase patient satisfaction, and decrease cost burden without increasing postoperative urinary retention (POUR) incidence.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Elective orthopaedic surgical patients of all ages undergoing lower extremity adult reconstructive surgery with spinal anesthesia will be interviewed.
Patients are excluded from the study preoperatively with a history of prostate or urological surgery, renal failure, previous documented POUR, current indwelling catheter, or acute UTI.