Release of ischaemia prior to wound closure in total knee arthroplasty: a better method?

@article{HernndezCastaos2007ReleaseOI,
  title={Release of ischaemia prior to wound closure in total knee arthroplasty: a better method?},
  author={D. M. Hern{\'a}ndez-Casta{\~n}os and Victoria Ponce and Francisco Gil},
  journal={International Orthopaedics},
  year={2007},
  volume={32},
  pages={635-638}
}
We included 46 total knee arthroplasties (43 patients) in a prospective, randomised study, dividing them into two groups: group A (23 knees, 21 patients) in which the ischaemia was released prior to wound closure allowing control of bleeding and group B (23 knees, 22 patients) releasing the tourniquet after suturing and bandaging. We compared the haemoglobin before surgery and at 24 and 48 h postoperatively, the total blood loss and the transfusions that were needed. Student's t-test was used… CONTINUE READING

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