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[Postoperative autologous retransfusion of collected shed blood after total knee arthroplasty with the cell saver].

Authors
  • Handel, M1
  • Boluki, D
  • Loibl, O
  • Schaumburger, J
  • Kalteis, T
  • Matussek, J
  • Grifka, J
  • 1 Orthopädische Klinik für die Universität Regensburg, Asklepios Klinikum Bad Abbach. [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
Zeitschrift fur Orthopadie und ihre Grenzgebiete
Publication Date
2006
Volume
144
Issue
1
Pages
97–101
Identifiers
PMID: 16498568
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

With a risk lower than 1 % for patients without anaemia to get a homologous blood transfusion one can do without the more expensive preoperative blood donation in total knee arthroplasty if a tourniquet is used for the operation and a Cell Saver is used for facultative retransfusion of drainage blood.

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