Impact of reinfusion drains on hemoglobin level in total knee arthroplasty.

@article{Lakshmanan2010ImpactOR,
  title={Impact of reinfusion drains on hemoglobin level in total knee arthroplasty.},
  author={Palaniappan Lakshmanan and Balaji Purushothaman and Ajay Kumar Sharma},
  journal={American journal of orthopedics},
  year={2010},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={70-4}
}
We conducted this study to determine the effect of reinfusion drains on the difference in hemoglobin (Hb) levels before and after total knee arthroplasty. Of the 158 patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty on one side, 74 had autologous blood transfusion through reinfusion drains (group 1); the other 84 did not have autologous blood transfusion, but… CONTINUE READING