Persistent wound drainage after primary total knee arthroplasty.

  title={Persistent wound drainage after primary total knee arthroplasty.},
  author={Arnold-Peter C. Weiss and Kenneth A. Krackow},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  volume={8 3},
A retrospective review of 597 total knee arthroplasties (TKAs) (546 primary and 51 revision cases) was undertaken to define the role and management of persistent postoperative wound drainage and its relationship to possible subsequent joint sepsis. Eight patients with persistent postoperative wound drainage were identified. The follow-up period averaged 4.3 years. These eight patients represent a 1.3% overall incidence of persistent drainage and only 0.5% with the "parent" group of primary TKAs… CONTINUE READING

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