Benefits of postoperative shed blood reinfusion in patients undergoing unilateral total knee replacement

Abstract

In patients undergoing total knee replacement (TKR), most of the measured blood loss occurs during the postoperative period, and 30–50% of these patients receive allogeneic blood transfusion (ABT). For this reason, the salvage and return of unwashed filtered shed blood (USB) from postoperative drainage may represent an alternative to ABT in these patients… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00402-005-0817-3

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