Transfusion options in total joint arthroplasty.

Concern about the safety of allogeneic blood transfusion, including the risk of viral infection and immunosuppression, has led to the development of transfusion options in total joint arthroplasty, including intraoperative and postoperative blood salvage, autologous donation, hemodilution, and the use of epoetin alfa. Intraoperative or postoperative blood… CONTINUE READING