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Volume:2 Issue:9 Number:70 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #5289
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Benefits seen with no drains used in total hip arthroplasty

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

No drain, autologous transfusion drain or suction drain? A randomised prospective study in total hip replacement surgery of 168 patients

Acta Orthop Belg. 2010 Oct;76(5):619-27

Contributing Authors: G Cheung MR Carmont AJ Bing JH Kuiper RJ Alcock NM Graham

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153 patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty were randomized to undergo the operation with either a conventional suction drain, an autologous blood transfusion drain, or no drain. There was no significant difference in drainage between the suction drain group and the autologous transfusion drain group. Patients receiving no drain had a lower rate of allogeneic transfusion and wounds that dried s...

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