Do you use Orthopats?

  1. For THAs or other large bone surgeries? Maybe you know them by another name. Anyway, sometimes I think we are doing all this extra time and vital signs to return 25cc of recycled blood. It does not even fill up the tubing sometimes. The patient's Hgb does not seem any higher. They still drop 2 days later. Just wondering about other's thoughts on these devices.