International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences
2017, Volume 3 Issue 1
Comparative study of cemented hemiarthroplasty with or without close suction drain
Author(s): Choudhari P, Chhabra S and Singh Samarth
Abstract: A drain is device used to prevent collection of fluids in a cavity or closed space, but retropulsive infection can contaminated this clean surgical wound from the drain. The study was conducted between 1stApril 2013 and 31stMarch 2014, in 62 patients who underwent cemented Hemiarthroplasty of hip for fracture neck femur. 12 patients having pre-existing medical/cardiac co morbidities were excluded from the study. The randomization of patients was made by placing even and odd values in a computer-generated table of randomized numbers. We observe Post-operative 3rd day fall in Hematocrit value, Hemoglobin level and infection rate. Analysis of our study showed no significant difference with respect to fall in hemoglobin levels, MCHC levels and infection rate between the patients who had drains after the operation and the ones without drains.-Using drain in cemented Hemiarthroplasty surgeries for neck femur fracture is not showing any statistically significant advantage over not using it, although there is potential risk of retrograde migration of infection.
How to cite this article:
Choudhari P, Chhabra S, Singh Samarth. Comparative study of cemented hemiarthroplasty with or without close suction drain. Int J Orthop Sci 2017;3(1):78-80. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2017.v3.i1b.13