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Model of Howe et al for Estimating Perioperative Hemorrhage in Orthopedic Surgery

Purpose:

To estimate the amount of blood loss in orthopedic surgery using the model of Howe et al.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma Surgery

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, complications

ICD-10:

R58

Description:

Howe et al developed an equation for predicting the change in hemoglobin associated with perioperative blood loss in orthopedic surgery. The goal is to prevent unnecessary transfusion by helping surgeons gauge the degree of blood loss. The authors are from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

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