Blood Sparing Techniques

Alexander P. Sah

Optimal blood management is important in achieving the best pain management and rapid recovery after joint replacement.  Because of my interest in these other aspects of joint replacement care, blood-sparing techniques have been critical in the overall success of my outpatient joint replacement program. and rapid recovery protocols.  I have adopted my technique to use different topical and intravenous agents which can minimize blood loss after surgery, and have used various surgical tools and equipment for the same purposes.  I have published my experiences, and often speak on optimal techniques at surgeon meetings.

Presentations and Publications on Blood Sparing Techniques
Fillingham Y, Della Valle, C...Alexander Sah, The Consensus Statement of American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Hip Society, Knee Society, and American Society of Regional Anesthesia on Tranexamic Acid in Total Joint Arthroplasty
Presentation by Dr. Fillingham at AAOS Annual Meeting, New Orleans, 2018
Alexander Sah, “Blood and Pain Management in Modern Joint Replacement”
Presentation at Contemporary Solutions in Joint Surgery, Salt Lake City, 2017
Alexander Sah, “Immediate Impact of Tranexamic Acid in Blood Conservation in Primary Total Joint Replacement”
Presentation at ICJR 3rd Annual Pan Pacific Orthopedic Congress, Kona, Hawaii, 2016
Alexander Sah, “Tranexamic Acid- Indications, Application, and Dosing”
Presentation at 4th Annual VuMedi- The Event, San Francisco, 2015
Alexander Sah, “Advancements in Pain, Blood, DVT, and Wound Management for reducing length of stay”
Presentation and Moderator at Same Day Surgery Symposium, AAHKS, Dallas, 2015
Alexander Sah, “The effect of implementation of tranexamic acid use in a total joint arthroplasty program”
Poster at Orthopedics Today Meeting, Hawaii, 2015
Alexander Sah, “The use of knotless barbed sutures in wound closure”
Presentation at 3rd Annual VuMedi- The Event, San Francisco, 2014
Alexander Sah, “Adjunctive Hemostasis in Total Joint Arthroplasty.”
Presentation at Symposium Orthopedics Today Meeting, Kona, 2013
Alexander Sah, Dearborn J, “Increased Effectiveness of a Bipolar Sealer in Primary Knee Replacement Patients with a Preoperative Hematocrit of 35 or less”
Poster at Orthopedics Today Meeting, Hawaii, 2014 
Alexander Sah, “Prospective Evaluation of Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty with and without use of a Thrombin Hemostatic Matrix”
Poster at Orthopedics Today Meeting, Hawaii, 2013
Alexander Sah, Dearborn J, “Use of the Aquamantys Bipolar Sealer in Primary TKA. An experience in 3172 consecutive procedures”
Presentation at Orthopedics Today Meeting, Hawaii, 2013
            -ICJR Recognition Award for podium presentations
Alexander Sah, Dearborn J, “Aquamantys Bipolar Sealer in Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty. Experience with 3172 Consecutive Knee Replacements”
Poster at AAOS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 2012