ACE Report #8358
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Postoperative leg position influences blood loss & early functional recovery after TKA

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

Leg position influences early blood loss and functional recovery following total knee arthroplasty: A randomized study

Int J Surg. 2015 Nov;23(Pt A):82-6.

Contributing Authors: Y Yang L Yong-Ming D Pei-Jian L Jia Z Ying-Ze

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46 patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty to treat osteoarthritis were randomized to one of two postoperative leg positions: 60 degree hip elevation with 60 degree knee flexion, or with the leg in full extension. The purpose of the study was to determine if the flexion leg position reduced postoperative blood loss and affected functional recovery compared to a standard (extension) leg positio...

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