Do we really need to routinely crossmatch blood before primary total knee or hip arthroplasty?


BACKGROUND A maximum surgical blood ordering schedule may lead to wastage of valuable resources due to over-ordering of blood and/or under-utilisation. We audited the results of a group-and-save (GS) policy for primary hip (THR) and knee (TKR) arthroplasty to evaluate its safety and practicality. PATIENTS AND METHODS We conducted a retrospective review of… (More)


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