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Effect of Intramedullary Femoral Canal Plug on Blood Loss in Total Knee Arthroplasty

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July 2022

Effect of Intramedullary Femoral Canal Plug on Blood Loss in Total Knee Arthroplasty

Vol: 277| Issue: 1| Number:1| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

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

Contributing Authors:
Y Khanasuk S Ngarmukos A Tanavalee

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Synopsis

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...

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