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Orthopedics, 2015;38(10):617–618
Published Online:https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20151002-03Cited by:4

Abstract

The intramedullary alignment guides used in total knee replacement disrupt the intramedullary vessels, resulting in greater postoperative blood loss. The use of an autologous bone plug to seal the intramedullary femoral canal has been shown to be effective in reducing postoperative bleeding. The authors present a simple technique to create a bone plug from the anterior chamfer femoral cut to perfectly seal the intramedullary canal of the femur. [Orthopedics. 2015; 38(10):617–618.]

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