AAOS2019: No effect of closed suction IA drain on quad strength and knee joint effusion after TKA
The Use of Closed Suction Drain Does Not Influence Strength or Function in Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Prospective Randomized Trial
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29 patients scheduled for same-day bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA) were randomized to receive a closed suction intraarticular (IA) drain (CSD) in one knee and a subcutaneous drain without suction in the other knee. The primary outcome of interest was quadriceps strength in the first 3 months after surgery. Secondary outcomes included IA effusion, lower limb swelling, range of motion, and p...
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