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ACE Report #6137
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Preoperative autologous blood donation appears unnecessary in non-anaemic patients for TKA

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

Pre-operative autologous blood donation versus no blood donation in total knee arthroplasty: a prospective randomised trial

Int Orthop. 2014 Feb;38(2):341-6. doi: 10.1007/s00264-013-2185-x.

Contributing Authors: S Jakovina Blazekovic G Bicanic P Hrabac B Tripkovic D Delimar

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54 patients scheduled for TKA with primary arthritis, Hb levels >120g/L, and ASA I, II, of III were randomized to either preoperative autologous blood donation (PABD) at 14 days, 72 hours preoperatively, or no preoperative blood donation. The purpose of this study was to determine whether PABD was necessary, and if so, whether donation at 14 days prior or 72 hours prior was more beneficial. Result...

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