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Is suction drainage necessary after total joint arthroplasty? A prospective study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9521514     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A prospective evaluation of 98 patients who had undergone a total hip or knee arthroplasty was conducted to assess the effect of postoperative suction drainage. Sixty-six patients undergoing elective total hip arthroplasty and 32 patients undergoing total knee replacement were randomly allocated to undergo either suction drainage or no drainage of the wound. Statistical analysis of the results showed no difference in wound healing, severity of wound haematoma, postoperative blood transfusion requirement, range of motion and duration of the hospitalization between the two groups. We conclude that the use of closed suction drainage provides no apparent advantage after uncomplicated total hip or knee arthroplasty.
X M Crevoisier; P Reber; B Noesberger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery     Volume:  117     ISSN:  0936-8051     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Orthop Trauma Surg     Publication Date:  1998  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-05-21     Completed Date:  1998-05-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9011043     Medline TA:  Arch Orthop Trauma Surg     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  121-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Service d'orthopédie et de traumatologie de l'appareil moteur, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip*
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee*
Hematoma / prevention & control
Hip Joint / physiopathology
Knee Joint / physiopathology
Length of Stay
Middle Aged
Postoperative Care / methods*
Postoperative Complications / prevention & control
Prospective Studies
Range of Motion, Articular
Wound Healing / physiology

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