[Comparison of no drain or with a drain after unilateral total knee arthroplasty: a prospective randomized controlled trial].

@article{Cao2009ComparisonON,
  title={[Comparison of no drain or with a drain after unilateral total knee arthroplasty: a prospective randomized controlled trial].},
  author={Li Cao and Nijat Ablimit and Askar Mamtimin and Ke-yuan Zhang and Guo-qing Li and Gang Li and Li-bin Peng},
  journal={Zhonghua wai ke za zhi [Chinese journal of surgery]},
  year={2009},
  volume={47 18},
  pages={1390-3}
}
OBJECTIVE To prospectively compare of no drain or with drain after unilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS A randomized prospective study was conducted between February 2006 and February 2007. The study included 100 patients who were divided into 2 groups: group A (n = 50), which included patients without drain release, and group B (n = 50), which included patients who had a drain release. The true total blood loss was calculated depending on the height, body mass and pre-and post… CONTINUE READING