Perioperative autotransfusion in total hip and knee arthroplasty.

  title={Perioperative autotransfusion in total hip and knee arthroplasty.},
  author={Charles R. Clark and Kevin F. Spratt and Martha Blondin and Steven L. Craig and Linda Fink},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  volume={21 1},
We assessed the OrthoPAT Orthopedic Perioperative Autotransfusion System (Zimmer Inc, Warsaw, Ind) in reducing the need for allogeneic blood in hip or knee arthroplasty. Patients (N = 398) were divided into 5 cohorts: unilateral primary hip (n = 131), unilateral revision hip (n = 38), unilateral primary knee (n = 179), unilateral revision knee (n = 26), and bilateral primary knee (n = 24). Primary or revision hip arthroplasties with no preoperative autologous blood donation, knee arthroplasties… CONTINUE READING

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