Intra-articular or sub cutaneous vacuum drainage for Total Knee Arthroplasty?
Subcutaneous versus intraarticular indwelling closed suction drainage after TKA: A randomized controlled trialClin Orthop Relat Res. 2010 Aug;468(8):2168-76. Epub 2010 Feb 2
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111 patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, scheduled for Total Knee Replacement, were randomized to have an indwelling intra-articular drain or a subcutaneous drain, placed at the end of TKR procedure. The subcutaneous drain was found to have comparable outcomes to the intra-articular drain; hence, the subcutaneous indwelling closed-suction drainage could be used as a safe and functional a...
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