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Yoon, Park, Park, and Park: Hip Joint Surgery without Transfusion in Patients Who Were Jehovah's Witnesses -A Report of Two Cases-


Jehovah's Witnesses are widely known for their prohibition for accepting blood transfusion. Because of the firm refusal to receive transfused blood and blood components by Jehovah's Witnesses, the management of Jehovah's Witness patients with severe bleeding is often complicated by medical, ethical and legal concerns. We report here on two cases of successful treatment of Jehovah's Witnesses who underwent total hip replacement for secondary osteoarthritis and Chiari osteotomy for acetabular dysplasia.

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Summary of Patients of Jehovah's Witnesses Who Underwent Chiari Osteotomy and Total Hip Arthroplasty

*Recombinant Human Erythropoietin, Postoperative Day


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