Closed Suction Drainage for Hip and Knee Arthoplasty
Vol: 2| Issue: 7| Number:393| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Meta analysis
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A
Closed Suction Drainage for Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. A Meta-AnalysisJ Bone Joint Surg Am. 2004;86:1146-1152.
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It has often been common practice to apply closed suction drainage following Total Joint Arthroplasty (TJA) to theoretically decrease the risk of hematomas and infection. This theory has recently come under scrutiny resulting in many RCTs on the subject. The current Meta analysis aims to determine based on these RCTs, the pros and cons of this technique. Pooling of the results indicated that clos...
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