No advantage shown for drainage-clamping methods following TKA
Vol: 3| Issue: 9| Number:23| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Meta analysis
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A
Temporary drainage clamping after total knee arthroplasty: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trialsJ Arthroplasty. 2010 Dec;25(8):1240-5
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6 randomized control trials containing patients undergoing primary TKA were analyzed to determine the effectiveness of drainage-clamping methods in the reduction of blood loss following TKA. Results indicated that there was no significant difference between clamping and non-clamping techniques in terms of postoperative haemoglobin levels (p= 0.45), blood transfusion rates (p= 0.14), symptomatic th...
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