28. In which surgical procedure is Hemosep best suited?

Hemosep is best suited to elective producers where a steady blood loss occurs; in cases of massive trauma many centres will adopt the practice of returning the whole blood to the patient in order to give the blood back as quickly as possible. Standard cell saver devices can be used to accomplish this, however in the case of massive trauma there is little evidence to suggest there is any clinical benefit to the patient.

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