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Knee joint drainage after total arthroplasty

DOI: https://doi.org/10.29296/25877305-2020-12-12

Professor G. Kavalersky, MD; S. Smetanin, MD I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical
University (Sechenov University)

The paper analyzes the results of different treatment approaches to active knee joint drainage after arthroplasty in 65 patients. The patients were divided into 4 groups: drainage tubes of different diameters were used in 3 groups, no drainage was performed in one group. There is evidence for the expediency of using active drainage with one thick tube and bellows. There was no significant difference between 250- and 500-ml bellows. In the absence of drainage (the differences were statistically significant), there was a smaller decrease in hemoglobin levels on days 3 and 5 postsurgery with an increase in the time of wound adhesion and knee joint swelling.

total knee arthroplasty

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