Bandaging technique after knee replacement.

  title={Bandaging technique after knee replacement.},
  author={Charalambos Charalambides and Marilyn Beer and J. H. Melhuish and Robert L. Williams and Andrew Cobb},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica},
  volume={76 1},
BACKGROUND Firm bandaging of the knee following knee replacement may prevent bleeding into the joint by a tamponade effect. We studied the pressure required to achieve tamponade, and then clinically compared the use of a compression bandage with the use of a standard crêpe bandage, with or without a drain. METHOD Transducers were used to measure the pressure achieved on the surface of the knee under different bandages, and within the knee following release of the tourniquet. We prospectively… CONTINUE READING