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PMID:  21511425     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
: Maintaining good hemostasis is vital to ensure clear vision during arthroscopic surgery. This is most commonly achieved with electrocautery or radiofrequency devices. Another technique involves temporarily increasing the arthroscopic fluid inflow pressure to tamponade the bleeding. Unfortunately, both of these methods are not without risks or limitations and may involve extra costs. Our technique involves the use of the barrel end of the shaver blade to apply direct pressure on the bleeding vessel for 3 seconds to stop the bleeding. This is a simple, time-efficient, and cost-effective method of achieving hemostasis.
Authors:
Ofer Levy; Omar Haddo; Giuseppe Sforza; Stephen Copeland; Ehud Rath
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1526-3231     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-4-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506498     Medline TA:  Arthroscopy     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Arthroscopy Association of North America. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Reading Shoulder Unit, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, United Kingdom.
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