Effect of Intramedullary Femoral Canal Plug on Blood Loss in Total Knee Arthroplasty
Does the intramedullary femoral canal plug reduce blood loss during total knee arthroplasty?Knee Surg Relat Res. 2022 01-Jun;():. 10.1186/s43019-022-00160-4
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Five studies containing a total of 717 patients were included in this meta-analysis comparing femoral canal bone plugging (n=361) and no plugging of the femoral intramedullary canal (n=356). The pooled outcomes of interest included hemoglobin reduction, drained blood volume, and the need for blood transfusion. Studies found that patients who received femoral canal bone plugging had a significantly...