Blood loss and transfusion in patients with isolated femur fractures.

R. Lieurance, J. B. Benjamin, William - Adamas-Rappaport

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

23 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

A retrospective study of 53 patients with isolated femur fractures was performed to evaluate blood loss and transfusion incidence. Patients with other long bone fractures, abdominal, chest, mediastinal, and vascular injuries were excluded. Twenty-one patients required transfusion during the initial hospitalization averaging 2.5 units PRBCs. Admission hematocrit, preoperative and total EBL were found to be significant variables in determining transfusion. Fracture patterns, classified as high or low energy, were not found to correlate with pre- or intraoperative blood loss, incidence of transfusion, delay to surgery or duration of hospital stay. The estimated blood loss in the study group averaged 1,276 cc, stressing the significance of long bone fractures in trauma patients. Preoperative hemorrhage determined transfusion need in contrast to intraoperative blood loss.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-179
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Volume6
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1992

Fingerprint

Blood Transfusion
Femur
Bone Fractures
Thoracic Injuries
Vascular System Injuries
Incidence
Hematocrit
Length of Stay
Hospitalization
Retrospective Studies
Hemorrhage
Wounds and Injuries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

Cite this

Blood loss and transfusion in patients with isolated femur fractures. / Lieurance, R.; Benjamin, J. B.; Adamas-Rappaport, William -.

In: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, Vol. 6, No. 2, 1992, p. 175-179.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{7172189034ec481e8b1adfd9ad5780c6,
title = "Blood loss and transfusion in patients with isolated femur fractures.",
abstract = "A retrospective study of 53 patients with isolated femur fractures was performed to evaluate blood loss and transfusion incidence. Patients with other long bone fractures, abdominal, chest, mediastinal, and vascular injuries were excluded. Twenty-one patients required transfusion during the initial hospitalization averaging 2.5 units PRBCs. Admission hematocrit, preoperative and total EBL were found to be significant variables in determining transfusion. Fracture patterns, classified as high or low energy, were not found to correlate with pre- or intraoperative blood loss, incidence of transfusion, delay to surgery or duration of hospital stay. The estimated blood loss in the study group averaged 1,276 cc, stressing the significance of long bone fractures in trauma patients. Preoperative hemorrhage determined transfusion need in contrast to intraoperative blood loss.",
author = "R. Lieurance and Benjamin, {J. B.} and Adamas-Rappaport, {William -}",
year = "1992",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "6",
pages = "175--179",
journal = "Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma",
issn = "0890-5339",
publisher = "Lippincott Williams and Wilkins",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Blood loss and transfusion in patients with isolated femur fractures.

AU - Lieurance, R.

AU - Benjamin, J. B.

AU - Adamas-Rappaport, William -

PY - 1992

Y1 - 1992

N2 - A retrospective study of 53 patients with isolated femur fractures was performed to evaluate blood loss and transfusion incidence. Patients with other long bone fractures, abdominal, chest, mediastinal, and vascular injuries were excluded. Twenty-one patients required transfusion during the initial hospitalization averaging 2.5 units PRBCs. Admission hematocrit, preoperative and total EBL were found to be significant variables in determining transfusion. Fracture patterns, classified as high or low energy, were not found to correlate with pre- or intraoperative blood loss, incidence of transfusion, delay to surgery or duration of hospital stay. The estimated blood loss in the study group averaged 1,276 cc, stressing the significance of long bone fractures in trauma patients. Preoperative hemorrhage determined transfusion need in contrast to intraoperative blood loss.

AB - A retrospective study of 53 patients with isolated femur fractures was performed to evaluate blood loss and transfusion incidence. Patients with other long bone fractures, abdominal, chest, mediastinal, and vascular injuries were excluded. Twenty-one patients required transfusion during the initial hospitalization averaging 2.5 units PRBCs. Admission hematocrit, preoperative and total EBL were found to be significant variables in determining transfusion. Fracture patterns, classified as high or low energy, were not found to correlate with pre- or intraoperative blood loss, incidence of transfusion, delay to surgery or duration of hospital stay. The estimated blood loss in the study group averaged 1,276 cc, stressing the significance of long bone fractures in trauma patients. Preoperative hemorrhage determined transfusion need in contrast to intraoperative blood loss.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0026484636&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0026484636&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

C2 - 1602337

AN - SCOPUS:0026484636

VL - 6

SP - 175

EP - 179

JO - Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma

JF - Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma

SN - 0890-5339

IS - 2

ER -