Survival curve and factors related to drainage during the first 24 h after total knee arthroplasty

@article{AresRodrguez2008SurvivalCA,
  title={Survival curve and factors related to drainage during the first 24 h after total knee arthroplasty},
  author={Oscar Ares-Rodr{\'i}guez and Alejandro Hernadez Martinez and Alberto Hernandez Fernandez and Enric Castellet and Antonio Navarro Quilis},
  journal={Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy},
  year={2008},
  volume={16},
  pages={585-589}
}
Routine use of drains in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is controversial. The aim of this study is to define the hourly risk of bleeding in the first 24 h following TKA using a survival study, to detect factors that might modify this risk, and establish a predictive model. In a retrospective study including 112 knees, patients with a coagulation disorder, platelet disease, or anticoagulation treatment were excluded. The risk factors studied included anesthesia score of the American society of… CONTINUE READING

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