Affiliations 

  • 1 Y C Loh, FRCS (Tr & Orth). 113-1, Jalan Medang Serai, Bukit Bandaraya, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 2 I A Trail, FRCS. 113-1, Jalan Medang Serai, Bukit Bandaraya, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Med. J. Malaysia, 2002 Jun;57(2):205-8.
PMID: 24326652

Abstract

Fourteen fit and healthy patients underwent arthroscopic subacromial decompression (ASD) of shoulder for rotator cuff impingement. Their blood chemistry was analysed pre-operatively, 24 hours post-operatively and 2-3 weeks post-operatively. Levels of haematocrit, sodium, potassium, creatinine and urea were measured. The blood chemistry returned almost to the pre-operative level at 2-3 weeks post-operatively. There was no statistically significant differences found. This study concludes that arthroscopic subacromial decompression is a safe technique when considering the blood parameters despite the haemodilution seen in all patients.

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