ACE Report #3146
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Reduced blood loss during TKA with drain clamping and injection of saline with adrenaline

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

A prospective comparison of clamping the drain or post-operative salvage of blood in reducing blood loss after total knee arthroplasty

J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2006 Jan;88(1):49-53

Contributing Authors: N Tsumara S Yoshiya T Chin R Shiba K Kohso M Doita

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212 patients were randomized to undergo total knee arthroplasty (TKA) with either a procedure involving clamping of the drains after intra-articular injection of saline with adrenaline or post-operative blood salvage and re-infusion. The primary outcome was blood loss after TKA. Results indicated that the drain clamping with saline and adrenaline injection was more effective in reducing blood loss...

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