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Wound drainage in primary knee arthroplasty--a prospective randomized study.

Authors
  • Märdian, S1
  • Perka, C
  • Matziolis, G
  • 1 Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Center of musculosceletal surgery, Berlin, Germany. [email protected] , (Germany)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta chirurgiae orthopaedicae et traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2013
Volume
80
Issue
2
Pages
114–117
Identifiers
PMID: 23562254
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In our investigation, we were unable to find any significant advantage of intraarticular drainage for 48 hours over 24 hours after primary total knee arthroplasty. After uncomplicated total knee arthroplasty we recommend removing drainage after 24 hours.

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