Reducing blood loss in total joint surgery with a saline-coupled bipolar sealing technology.

@article{Rosenberg2007ReducingBL,
  title={Reducing blood loss in total joint surgery with a saline-coupled bipolar sealing technology.},
  author={Aaron Glen Rosenberg},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 4 Suppl 1},
  pages={82-5}
}
Despite the availability of a number of techniques to reduce blood loss in patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty, many patients remain at risk of receiving blood transfusions postoperatively. We have used a new technology that couples bipolar radiofrequency energy with saline to reduce blood loss in patients undergoing total joint surgery. The use of this technology has been shown to effectively minimize the risk of transfusion and reduce intraoperative and postoperative bleeding-related… CONTINUE READING