Blood Transfusion after Total Knee Arthroplasty; Comparison of Drainage versus Non-Drainage

Haroon Majeed
2013 Journal of Hematology & Thromboembolic Diseases  
There is no established evidence to support the use of drains after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The aim of our study was to compare the requirement for blood transfusion after primary total knee arthroplasty with and without the use of closed suction drains and cost analysis of performing routine blood group and save. Material and methods: In this retrospective study, we reviewed the data over 3 and a half years duration including consecutive primary total knee arthroplasties. Patients were
more » ... ies. Patients were divided into drainage and non-drainage groups. Eleven surgeons used drains and two did not use drains.
doi:10.4172/2329-8790.1000114 fatcat:dzqda4sucravpodpsldwjwicni