What are the optimal methods for reducing blood loss in hip and knee arthroplasty

  • Michael Dan

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


This Master of Science by Research thesis explores blood management strategies regarding hip and knee joint replacement surgery. I begin my work by exploring the background to why this is important, with a history of transfusion and joint replacement surgery. I then examine the evidence behind blood management strategies in arthroplasty and identify areas where the evidence is lacking. I present my two papers published and accepted for publication. I finish with a discussion of the limitations and what I learnt from my work. Including in the appendix is work I was involved in regarding blood management in joint replacement surgery but this was not my own original work so was not included within the main section of this text.
Date of Award13 Feb 2016
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorPeter Jones (Supervisor), David Liu (Supervisor) & Ray Randle (Supervisor)

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