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Use of wound drain after unilateral total knee arthroplasty

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August 2013

Use of wound drain after unilateral total knee arthroplasty

Vol: 2| Issue: 7| Number:77| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

No Clear Advantage to Use of Wound Drains After Unilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Prospective Randomized, Controlled Trial

The Journal of Arthroplasty Vol. 26 No. 4 2011

Contributing Authors:
C Li A Nijat M Askar

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Synopsis

100 patients undergoing unilateral total knee arthroplasty were randomized to receive or not to receive a postoperative wound drain. Previous studies on this topic have been limited, and the authors sought to determine differences in blood loss, range of motion, complications, and the need for blood transfusions. The total blood loss was significantly different between the groups with patients who...

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