The role of drains and tourniquets in primary total knee replacement: a comparative study of TKR performed with drains and tourniquet versus no drains and adrenaline and saline infiltration.

@article{Padala2004TheRO,
  title={The role of drains and tourniquets in primary total knee replacement: a comparative study of TKR performed with drains and tourniquet versus no drains and adrenaline and saline infiltration.},
  author={Purushottam Reddy Padala and Ebrahim Rouholamin and Rajnikant Laxmishanker Mehta},
  journal={The journal of knee surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={24-7}
}
One hundred fifteen consecutive patients undergoing TKR were divided into two groups to determine whether blood loss and transfusion in total knee replacement (TKR) using adrenaline with saline infiltration would be less than TKR with tourniquet and drain. Group 1, composed of 60 patients, received 2.5 mg of 1:1000 adrenaline diluted in 500 mL of normal saline, which was infiltrated into the skin, subcutaneous tissues, and capsule before surgical incision. No tourniquets or postoperative drains… CONTINUE READING

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