The use of tranexamic acid to reduce blood loss during total hip arthroplasty: an observational study.

@article{Hynes2005TheUO,
  title={The use of tranexamic acid to reduce blood loss during total hip arthroplasty: an observational study.},
  author={Matthew C Hynes and Peter R Calder and Peter Francis Rosenfeld and Gareth Scott},
  journal={Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England},
  year={2005},
  volume={87 2},
  pages={99-101}
}
INTRODUCTION To test the hypothesis that the fall in haemoglobin following total hip arthroplasty is reduced by tranexamic acid administration. PATIENTS AND METHODS A cohort of 64 patients were studied, 32 received tranexamic acid 20 mg/kg on induction. Surgery was performed by the senior author in a standardised fashion. Haemoglobin levels were measured 2 weeks pre- and 3 days postoperatively. Any complications were noted. The study group was matched using the bone and joint research… CONTINUE READING

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