Transfusion of autologous blood from reinfusion systems in total knee arthroplasty

@article{Martin2006TransfusionOA,
  title={Transfusion of autologous blood from reinfusion systems in total knee arthroplasty},
  author={Arno Martin and Archibald von Strempel},
  journal={International Orthopaedics},
  year={2006},
  volume={30},
  pages={541-544}
}
After total knee arthroplasty (TKA) the technique of wound management is not standardised. In this prospective study the efficacy of autologous blood reinfusion from the wound was investigated. One hundred patients (100 TKAs) were enrolled in this sequential cohort study. In one-half of the operations, a reinfusion system with suction and in the other half one wound drain without suction were used. Blood loss, transfusion requirements, range of motion, Insall scores and the incidence of… CONTINUE READING
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