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ACE Report #11348
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

AAOS2019: No effect of closed suction IA drain on quad strength and knee joint effusion after TKA

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

The Use of Closed Suction Drain Does Not Influence Strength or Function in Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Prospective Randomized Trial

Contributing Authors: DA Dennis CC Yang T Miner J Stevens-Lapsley JM Jennings BJ Loyd

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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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