The Letter to the Editor by Scott Reuben, “Ambulatory Anesthesia for Knee Arthroscopy,” that appeared on page 556 in the February 2001 issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia is being retracted. The Letter to the Editor1 references a manuscript by Reuben and Connelly2 to support the claim that “the use of intraarticular analgesics provides for improved patient comfort and allows us to avoid the administration of opioids in the perioperative period.” The manuscript by Reuben and Connelly2 has been retracted for data fabrication.3 Therefore, the subsequent Letter to the Editor by Reuben relying on these fabricated data is hereby retracted.
1. Reuben SS. Ambulatory anesthesia for knee arthroscopy. Anesth Analg. 2001;92:556
2. Reuben SS, Connelly NR. Postarthroscopic meniscus repair analgesia with intraarticular ketorolac or morphine. Anesth Analg. 1996;82:1036–9
3. Shafer SL. Notice of retraction. Anesth Analg. 2009;108:1350