Blood Management in Knee Arthroplasty

  • B. Borghi


In major orthopaedic surgery, the patient must be managed so that his or her transfusional needs are covered entirely, or at any rate as much as possible, by autologous blood, not just to avoid the risks associated with the use of homologous blood products, but also in order to produce preoperative hemodilution for antithromboembolic purposes (1, 2).


Total Knee Arthroplasty Autologous Blood Total Joint Arthroplasty Artif Organ Major Orthopaedic Surgery 
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  • B. Borghi
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  1. 1.Rizzoli Orthopaedic InstituteBologna

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