Esmarch bandage leads to quicker return to baseline venous outflow levels after TKA
The impact of exsanguination by Esmarch bandage on venous hemodynamic changes in total knee arthroplasty -- A prospective randomized study of 38 kneesKnee. 2012 Jun;19(3):213-7. Epub 2011 Apr 7
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38 adult male patients with unilateral advanced osteoarthritis of the knee who were scheduled to undergo total knee arthroplasty were randomized to receive the procedure with or without Esmarch bandage exsanguination. The results from post-operative 28 day follow-up revealed that both groups had venous outflow levels return to baseline levels; however, individuals that received the bandage display...
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