The Aquamantys system--an alternative to reduce blood loss in primary total hip arthroplasty?

@article{Zeh2010TheAS,
  title={The Aquamantys system--an alternative to reduce blood loss in primary total hip arthroplasty?},
  author={Alexander Zeh and Jana Messer and John M Davis and Attila Vasarhelyi and David Wohlrab},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2010},
  volume={25 7},
  pages={1072-7}
}
To evaluate the effectiveness of the Bipolar Sealer 6.0-VT (BPS 6.0-VT) (Tissue Link Medical, Inc, Dover, NH) in reducing blood loss compared with a conventional electrocautery (Erbe ICC 350) (Erbe ICC 350 (ERBE Elektromedizin GmbH, Tübingen, Germany). A prospective randomized trial of 105 patients with primary total hip arthroplasty (Erbe ICC 350: 50 patients; BPS 6.0-VT: 55 patients). On the basis of the calculation of the preoperative blood volume the total and postoperative blood loss were… CONTINUE READING

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