Simultaneous knee arthroplasty is associated with significant blood loss. To prevent transfusion, three preoperative doses of epoetin-α were offered to mildly anemic simultaneous knee arthroplasty patients. A retrospective review, using ICD-9 codes, identified twenty patients from 2007-2009. Epoetin-α increased hemoglobin levels preoperatively (12.6 to 13.9, p
Recommended CitationDelasotta, Lawrence A; Orozco, Fabio; Jafari, S Mehdi; Blair, Jamie L; and Ong, Alvin, "Should We Use Preoperative Epoetin-α in the Mildly Anemic Patient Undergoing Simultaneous Total Knee Arthroplasty?" (2013). Rothman Institute. Paper 23.