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ACE Report #4738
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TKA: Knee positioning and compression bandaging found to not reduce blood loss

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

Postoperative blood loss management in total knee arthroplasty: a comparison of four different methods

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2011 Jun;19(6):955-9. doi: 10.1007/s00167-010-1309-8. Epub 2010 Nov 13

Contributing Authors: T Madarevic A Tudor B Sestan V Santic G Gulan T Prpic L Ruzic

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147 patients were randomized to determine the impact of intraoperative compression bandaging and postoperative knee position on blood loss in total knee arthroplasty. Patients were allocated to one of four groups: postoperative knee flex, intraoperative compression bandaging, a combination of both treatments, or control treatment with standard postoperative crepe bandaging. Follow-up was conducted...

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