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Fibrin sealants in orthopaedic surgery: practical experiences derived from use of QUIXIL(®) in total knee arthroplasty.
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PMID:  22526196     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Total knee arthroplasty is associated with a significant postoperative blood loss even without any form of perioperative anticoagulation. METHODS: The potential role of QUIXIL(®), a fibrin sealant used in orthopaedic surgery to control blood loss and avoid blood transfusions in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty was evaluated in a prospective randomized trial with twenty-four patients diagnosed with primary osteoarthritis of the knee. RESULTS: Results showed that application of 2 ml QUIXIL(®) adds costs to treatment without reducing the number of transfused red blood cell counts and postoperative haemoglobin loss. However, significant lower levels of postoperative fluid loss (P = 0.026) was detected in QUIXIL(®) treated patients. CONCLUSION: Regarding cost effectiveness and benefit no indication for the use of 2 ml QUIXIL(®) fibrin sealant in standard knee arthroplasty could be proofed statistically.
Torsten Kluba; Katrin Fiedler; Beate Kunze; Ingmar Ipach; Andreas Suckel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1434-3916     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-4-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9011043     Medline TA:  Arch Orthop Trauma Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Orthopaedics, University Tübingen, Hoppe-Seyler-Str. 3, 72076, Tübingen, Germany.
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