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Table 2 Postoperative clinical results in the two groups

From: Scalpel can achieve better clinical outcomes compared with electric cautery in primary total knee arthroplasty: a comparison study

Results Group S Group E p-value
Operative time (min) 82.9 ± 10.1 81.6 ± 10.4 0.457
Tourniquet time (min) 38.1 ± 3.4 37.8 ± 3.6 0.341
Pre-operative haemoglobin (g/dL) 12.4 ± 1.2 12.1 ± 1.6 0.281
Post-operative haemoglobin (g/dL) 10.3 ± 1.1 10.2 ± 1.6 0.128
Pre-operative hematocrit (%) 42.1 43.3 0.361
Post-operative hematocrit 36.2 35.8 0.413
wound complications 2 (0.6%) 9 (2.9%) 0.033
  1. mean ± standard deviation