Insufficient evidence to support closed suction drainage after hip arthroplasty
Vol: 3| Issue: 10| Number:81| ISSN#: 2564-2537
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:2
Is wound drainage necessary in hip arthroplasty? A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trialsEur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2014 Aug;24(6):939-46.
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16 randomized or quasi-randomized trials were included in this meta-analysis. The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy and safety of closed suction drainage systems in hip arthroplasty. Pooled data revealed no significant reduction in the incidence of wound infections or hematomas with the use of a drain, while persistent wound discharge and a higher incidence of blood transfusions ...
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