Frequency of transfusions in endoprosthetics reduced

Endoprosthetic surgeries often involve significant blood loss and result in up to 46 percent of patients requiring a blood transfusion during or after surgery.
After various changes to procedures during and after surgery, surgical teams can now not only avoid the sometimes high blood loss associated with inserting a knee or hip prosthesis and subsequent problems such as infections, but also mobilize patients more quickly.
Drains, i.e. the drainage of fluid from the tissue via a catheter, can also be dispensed with. Since the vessels are closed off, this tube is no longer needed. This also changes the routines on the ward: Drainage checks and changes are no longer necessary, but patients receive special cooling during aftercare and are mobilized more quickly.
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hil/ aerzteblatt 15.08.2023 (german)
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