Reduced morphine consumption 6hr post-TKA, no 1yr function difference with vs. without suction drain
Role of Suction Drain after Knee Arthroplasty in the Tranexamic Acid Era: A Randomized Controlled StudyClin Orthop Surg. 2019 Mar;11(1):73-81.
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105 patients, scheduled for a primary unilateral total knee arthroplasty, with administered tranexamic acid, were randomized to receive a large drainage device, small drainage device or no drainage device. Outcomes of interest included pain scores on a Visual Analog Scale, morphine consumption, blood and drainage loss, range of motion, the New Knee Society Score (NKSS), suprapatellar and calf girt...
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