No benefit to patient outcome observed with the use of suction drain in TKA
The use of postoperative suction drainage in total knee arthroplasty: a systematic reviewInt Orthop. 2015 Apr;39(4):653-8
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6 randomized controlled trials (495 patients and 564 knees) were used in this systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the efficacy of suction drains in patients undergoing primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Outcomes of range of motion, knee swelling, hemoglobin levels, and length of hospital stay were analyzed. Results indicated no significant differences in knee flexion, swelling, an...
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