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Orthopedic Surgery

Surgical Blood Conservation Techniques

Virtually bloodless posterior midline exposure of the lumbar spine using the "para-midline" fatty plane.

Moghimi MH, Leonard DA, Cho CH, Schoenfeld AJ, Phan P, Harris MB, Bono CM

Source‎: Eur Spine J 2016;25(3):956-62.

Indexed‎: PubMed 26582166

DOI‎: 10.1007/s00586-015-4319-x

Radiofrequency bipolar hemostatic sealer reduces blood loss, transfusion requirements, and cost for patients undergoing multilevel spinal fusion surgery: a case control study.

Frank SM, Wasey JO, Dwyer IM, Gokaslan ZL, Ness PM, Kebaish KM.

Source‎: J Orthop Surg Res 2014;9:50.

Indexed‎: PubMed 24997589

DOI‎: 10.1186/s13018-014-0050-2

Bloodless surgery by a regional intra-arterial tourniquet during primary and revision THA.

Bernasek T, Mangar D, Omar HR, Lyons S, Karlnoski RA, Chen R, Baumgarten A, Sprenker CJ, Camporesi EM.

Source‎: Orthopedics 2013;36(12):e1527-33.

Indexed‎: PubMed 24579225

Postoperative blood loss prevention in total knee arthroplasty.

Banerjee S, Kapadia BH, Issa K, McElroy MJ, Khanuja HS, Harwin SF, Mont MA.

Source‎: J Knee Surg 2013;26(6):395-400.

Indexed‎: PubMed 24122437

DOI‎: 10.1055/s-0033-1357491

Intraoperative nonpharmacotherapeutic blood management strategies in total knee arthroplasty.

Banerjee S, Issa K, Kapadia BH, Khanuja HS, Harwin SF, McInerney VK, Mont MA.

Source‎: J Knee Surg 2013;26(6):387-94.

Indexed‎: PubMed 23959578

DOI‎: 10.1055/s-0033-1353993

Blood management strategies in primary and revision total knee arthroplasty for Jehovah's Witness patients.

Issa K, Banerjee S, Rifai A, Kapadia BH, Harwin SF, McInerney VK, Mont MA.

Source‎: J Knee Surg 2013;26(6):401-4.

Indexed‎: PubMed 23955185

DOI‎: 10.1055/s-0033-1353994

Efficacy and cost effectiveness of harmonic scalpel compared with electrocautery in posterior instrumentation of the spine.

Cakir B, Ulmar B, Schmidt R, Kelsch G, Geiger P, Mehrkens HH, Puhl W, Richter M.

Source‎: Eur Spine J 2006;15(1):48‑54.

Indexed‎: PubMed 15712002

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