DOES TRANEXAMIC ACID DECREASE RE-INFUSION VOLUME IN TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT?

@inproceedings{McGonagle2010DOESTA,
  title={DOES TRANEXAMIC ACID DECREASE RE-INFUSION VOLUME IN TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT?},
  author={Lorcan McGonagle and Santoshkumar Hakkalamani and Fintan A. Carroll},
  year={2010}
}
Introduction: Reinfusion drains are used to minimise the need for allogenic blood transfusion, and its potential complications. Tranexamic acid {TA} is an antifibrinolytic agent that is used to decrease blood loss in total knee arthroplasty surgery. The effect of TA on reinfusion volume of drained blood has received little attention. The aim of our study is to measure the effect of TA on reinfusion volumes in primary total knee replacement {TKR}. Methods: A cohort of consecutive patients… CONTINUE READING

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