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Score of Larocque et al for Predicting Blood Transfusion in Knee or Hip Joint Arthroplasty

Purpose:

To estimate the volume of blood loss experienced by a patient using the equation used in the Bleeding Severity Index.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma Surgery

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, complications

ICD-10:

M16, M17, M19, M23, M24

Description:

The probability for needing a blood transfusion following total joint arthroplasty for the knee or hip can be estimated from certain clinical parameters. This can help especially in minimizing wastage of autologous units.

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