The efficacy of tranexamic acid in hip hemiarthroplasty surgery: an observational cohort study.

@article{Lee2015TheEO,
  title={The efficacy of tranexamic acid in hip hemiarthroplasty surgery: an observational cohort study.},
  author={Conrad Lee and Richard Freeman and Mark C Edmondson and Benedict A. Rogers},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2015},
  volume={46 10},
  pages={1978-82}
}
Tranexamic acid (TXA) has been shown to reduce perioperative blood loss in elective lower limb arthroplasty surgery. There are potentially even greater physiological benefits in minimising blood loss in hip fracture surgery, however limited evidence exists for TXA use in hemiarthroplasty surgery. This study investigates the effect of TXA use on postoperative transfusion rates and haemoglobin (Hb) levels specifically following hemiarthroplasty surgery for hip fractures. A retrospective cohort… CONTINUE READING
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