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Vol:277 Issue:1 Number:1 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #14791
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

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

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OrthoEvidence. Effect of Intramedullary Femoral Canal Plug on Blood Loss in Total Knee Arthroplasty. ACE Report. 2022;277(1):1. Available from:

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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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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