Loading...
RCT
ACE Report #10903
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

No difference in blood loss between total knee arthroplasty performed with electrocautery vs scalpel


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Electric cautery does not reduce blood loss in primary total knee arthroplasty compared with scalpel only surgery a double-blinded randomized controlled trial

Int Orthop. 2018 Dec;42(12):2755-2760. doi: 10.1007/s00264-018-4048-y

Contributing Authors: S Kanitnate N Tammachote

Did you know you're eligible to earn 0.5 CME credits for reading this report? Click Here

Synopsis

80 patients scheduled for total knee arthroplasty were randomized to have soft tissue dissection and arthrotomy performed using either a No. 10 scalpel (Feather blade; FEATHER Safety Razor Co., Ltd) or electrocautery device (Force FX; Covidien). Patients were assessed primarily for total blood loss, postoperative blood loss to drainage, mean hemoglobin level, and drop in hemoglobin level over the ...

CME Image

Continuing Medical Education Credits

You could be earning 0.5 CME credits for each report you read.

LEARN MORE

Please Login or Join to leave comments.