Il recupero postoperatorio del sangue nella chirurgia protesica dell'anca. Esperienze preliminari

Translated title of the contribution: Postoperative autologous shed blood reinfusion after hip arthroplasty. Survey of 31 cases

I. Pagani, N. Pascarelli, R. Vanzino, F. Benazzo, C. Castelli

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Abstract

Total hip replacement surgery can result in intraoperative (45%) and postoperative (55%) blood loss. Methods of autotransfusion including predeposited autologous blood and intraoperative autotransfusion are currently used. On the other hand only few studies have safer investigated the reability of postoperative autologous shed blood reinfusion. The present paper reports the results obtained with a new device (ConstaVac(TM) Stryker®) for the collection and reinfusion of autologous drained blood. Thirty-one patients undergoing total hip replacement received an average of 474 ± 155 md of autologous shed blood. Autologous blood was 76% of the total amount of blood transfused, and the postoperative shed blood was 27%. The main values for the specimens were: Hb 8.43 ± 2.83 g/dl; Htc 24.83 ± 8.13%; total proteins 4.53 ± 0.67 g/dl; fibrinogen free, with elevated plasma levels of FDP >40 μg/ml in all cases (normal values

Translated title of the contributionPostoperative autologous shed blood reinfusion after hip arthroplasty. Survey of 31 cases
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)81-86
Number of pages6
JournalMinerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica
Volume48
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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  • Surgery

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