Comparison between two methods of drain clamping after total knee arthroplasty

@article{Prasad2005ComparisonBT,
  title={Comparison between two methods of drain clamping after total knee arthroplasty},
  author={Narayana Prasad and Vinod Padmanabhan and Arun B. Mullaji},
  journal={Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={125},
  pages={381-384}
}
To study the clinical outcome of two methods of drain clamping after total knee arthroplasty and to determine the effect on blood loss and blood transfusion. A prospective study involving 73 patients, randomized into two groups. Group 1 included patients in whom the drain was clamped for 1 h postoperatively, after which it was released and kept open for 48 h. Group 2 included patients in whom the drain was clamped and released for 10 min every 2 h for 24 h. The drain was removed at 48 h in both… CONTINUE READING
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