Platelet-rich plasma does not decrease blood loss in total knee arthroplasty.

  title={Platelet-rich plasma does not decrease blood loss in total knee arthroplasty.},
  author={Edwin M Tingstad and Sarah Bratt and Kasee J Hildenbrand and Brittany A O'Malley and Elisabeth R Mitchell and Corinne E Gaddis and Charles A Jacobson},
  volume={38 5},
This study was designed to assess the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) during primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The authors hypothesized that this would result in less blood loss and greater hemoglobin and hematocrit levels at discharge and would potentially decrease the length of hospital stay. Leukocyte rich PRP was used during the procedure and at wound closure. Two surgeons performed all procedures in a similar fashion. Two different TKA implants were used. Each surgeon used the same… CONTINUE READING


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