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Conventional drainage versus four hour clamping drainage after total knee arthroplasty in severe osteoarthritis: a prospective, randomised trial

Stucinskas, Justinas; Tarasevicius, Sarunas; Cebatorius, Algimantas; Robertsson, Otto LU ; Smailys, Alfredas and Wingstrand, Hans LU (2009) In International Orthopaedics 33(5). p.1275-1278
Abstract
Total knee replacement in severe osteoarthritis usually requires extensive soft tissue releases often associated with considerable bleeding. In a prospective, randomised trial we compared postoperative conventional suction drainage versus four hour clamping drainage in 60 patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty for severe osteoarthritis. We compared blood loss, number of transfusions, postoperative complications and knee function and found significantly less postoperative blood loss through the drains (p < 0.001), and fewer blood transfusions (p=0.09) were needed in the clamped group. We conclude that clamping drainage after total knee arthroplasty in severe osteoarthritis reduces blood loss through the drains and the need for blood... (More)
Total knee replacement in severe osteoarthritis usually requires extensive soft tissue releases often associated with considerable bleeding. In a prospective, randomised trial we compared postoperative conventional suction drainage versus four hour clamping drainage in 60 patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty for severe osteoarthritis. We compared blood loss, number of transfusions, postoperative complications and knee function and found significantly less postoperative blood loss through the drains (p < 0.001), and fewer blood transfusions (p=0.09) were needed in the clamped group. We conclude that clamping drainage after total knee arthroplasty in severe osteoarthritis reduces blood loss through the drains and the need for blood transfusions. (Less)
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International Orthopaedics
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1275 - 1278
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Springer
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1432-5195
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10.1007/s00264-008-0662-4
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English
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  abstract     = {Total knee replacement in severe osteoarthritis usually requires extensive soft tissue releases often associated with considerable bleeding. In a prospective, randomised trial we compared postoperative conventional suction drainage versus four hour clamping drainage in 60 patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty for severe osteoarthritis. We compared blood loss, number of transfusions, postoperative complications and knee function and found significantly less postoperative blood loss through the drains (p &lt; 0.001), and fewer blood transfusions (p=0.09) were needed in the clamped group. We conclude that clamping drainage after total knee arthroplasty in severe osteoarthritis reduces blood loss through the drains and the need for blood transfusions.},
  author       = {Stucinskas, Justinas and Tarasevicius, Sarunas and Cebatorius, Algimantas and Robertsson, Otto and Smailys, Alfredas and Wingstrand, Hans},
  issn         = {1432-5195},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {1275--1278},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {International Orthopaedics},
  title        = {Conventional drainage versus four hour clamping drainage after total knee arthroplasty in severe osteoarthritis: a prospective, randomised trial},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00264-008-0662-4},
  volume       = {33},
  year         = {2009},
}