Closed suction drains do not increase blood loss in simultaneous bilateral TKA
Effect of Closed Suction Drain on Blood Loss and Transfusion Rates in Simultaneous Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Prospective Randomized Study.Knee Surg Relat Res. 2016 Sep;28(3):201-6. doi: 10.5792/ksrr.2016.28.3.201. Epub 2016 Aug 25.
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230 patients undergoing simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasty were included in this study to determine if the use of closed suction drains following the procedure led to a significant increase in blood loss, haemoglobin drop, and transfusion rate when compared to no drainage. The results of this study indicated that were no significant differences in calculated total blood loss, postopera...
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