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Volume:1 Issue:6 Number:25 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #4894
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Autologous Transfusion System Does Not Reduce the Need for Allogenic Blood in TKA


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Does Single Use of an Autologous Transfusion System in TKA Reduce the Need for Allogenic Blood?

Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Apr;471(4):1319-25. doi: 10.1007/s11999-012-2729-1. Epub 2012 Dec 11

Contributing Authors: J Cip M Widemschek T Benesch R Waibel A Martin

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Synopsis

151 patients were randomized to use of an autotrasfusion system for washed shed blood (WSB) or to a regular drain without suction to determine if the autotransfusion system reduced the need for allogenic blood transfusions after total knee arthroplasty. The number of patients requiring blood transfusion and the total number of transfused units did not defer between the two techniques. Hence, the u...

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