Factors affecting wound ooze in total knee replacement.

  title={Factors affecting wound ooze in total knee replacement.},
  author={Umer Butt and Rohana Ahmad and Dimitrios Aspros and Gordon C Bannister},
  journal={Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England},
  volume={93 1},
INTRODUCTION Wound ooze is common following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and persistent wound infection is a risk factor for infection, and increased length and cost of hospitalisation. PATIENTS AND METHODS We undertook a prospective study to assess the effect of tourniquet time, peri-articular local anaesthesia and surgical approach on wound oozing after TKA. RESULTS The medial parapatellar approach was used in 59 patients (77%) and subvastus in 18 patients (23%). Peri-articular local… CONTINUE READING

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