Dental injuries are responsible for the majority of malpractice claims against anaesthetists. In order to get around that, I am more and more inclined to use video laryngoscopes or fibre optics, when intubating patients with really bad teeth. A small study in Acta Anesthesiol Scand 2012 compares the forces applied to the maxillary incisors when using various VLSs and  a Macintosh blade.

The winner, the ´Storz´, is the Karl Storz C-mac.

Article is here.

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