Hemostatic matrix effects on blood loss after total knee arthroplasty: A randomized controlled trial

@inproceedings{Francesco2013HemostaticME,
  title={Hemostatic matrix effects on blood loss after total knee arthroplasty: A randomized controlled trial},
  author={Alexander Di Francesco and Stefano Flamini and Filippo Fiori and Franco Mastri},
  booktitle={Indian journal of orthopaedics},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) can result in major postoperative blood loss which can impact on the recovery and rehabilitation of patients. It also requires expensive transfusions. The purpose of the study was to investigate whether a hemostatic matrix, composed of cross-linked gelatin and a thrombin solution, would reduce blood loss in patients following TKA. MATERIALS AND METHODS THIS WAS A PROSPECTIVE, RANDOMIZED, CONTROLLED STUDY (TRIAL REGISTRATION: Hospital S. Salvatore L… CONTINUE READING
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