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    Blood Loss After TKR
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    sparkle3 posted:
    I am having a double knee replacement in June. My doctor has informed me that I might need blood during the surgery, due to blood loss. Has anyone experienced this problem?
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    _swank_ responded:
    Blood loss happens during surgery. Not much you can do about that. My blood was recycled so I didn't have to donate ahead of time. They put a drain in my wound, the blood went into some kind of machine and when I needed it they pumped it back into me.
     
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    sparkle3 replied to _swank_'s response:
    thank you
     
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    TooToosMommy responded:
    I am 6 weeks after TKR. I was told the same thing. It's a common "pre-surgery" suggestion. I had planned on doing it but things came up and I couldn't. If you're having the surgery in June I would go as quickly as I could now because you have to have it done several weeks (don't remember exactly how many weeks) before surg.


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