The Evaluation of Protein C Activity and Some Inflammatory Markers in Synovia of Patients Undergoing Total Knee Arthroplasty

Alturfan A. A. , Tozun R., Emekli N.

BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.28, no.2, pp.169-172, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.5174/tutfd.2010.03468.1
  • Title of Journal : BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.169-172


Objective: Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a major risk factor for thrombosis in patients over 40 years of age and this risk persists for several weeks after the surgery. Since inflammatory mechanisms affect coagulation and the natural anticoagulant system, we aimed to investigate protein C activities and inflammatory markers in patients undergoing TKA surgery.