Autosomal dominant or benign osteopetrosis is a rare genetic disorder of osteoclasts that results in dense but brittle bone structures. Patients with osteopetrosis may be scheduled for total knee arthroplasty to treat painful and functionally limiting osteoarthrosis. A search of the published literature produced no citation concerning anesthesia for patients with autosomal dominant osteopetrosis undergoing total knee arthroplasty. We present a case report detailing our experience and discuss considerations for the care of future patients with autosomal dominant osteopetrosis.
From the *Department of Anesthesiology, North Florida/Southern Georgia Veterans Health System
†Department of Anesthesiology
‡Department of Orthopedic Surgery, North Florida/Southern Georgia Veterans Health System and the University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida.
Accepted for publication May 14, 2018.
The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
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