An Evidence-Based Best Practice Perioperative Matrix Eliminates Allogenic Blood Transfusions in Simultaneous Bilateral Total Knee Replacements



Simultaneous bilateral total knee replacements (SBTKR) are associated with increased blood loss and a higher transfusion rate. Blood transfusions post total knee replacement increase infection rates, length of stay and costs to the healthcare system. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of an evidence-based perioperative matrix on allogenic blood transfusions in patients undergoing SBTKR.