Topical tranexamic acid reduces blood loss and transfusion rates in total hip and total knee arthroplasty.

@article{Konig2013TopicalTA,
  title={Topical tranexamic acid reduces blood loss and transfusion rates in total hip and total knee arthroplasty.},
  author={Gerhardt Konig and Brian R Hamlin and Jonathan H Waters},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2013},
  volume={28 9},
  pages={1473-6}
}
The objective of this study was to determine if tranexamic acid (TXA) applied topically reduced postoperative bleeding and transfusion rates after primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) and primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Two hundred and ninety consecutive patients from a single surgeon were enrolled. In TKA, TXA solution was injected into the knee after closure of the arthrotomy. In THA, the joint was bathed in TXA solution at three points during the procedure. In both THA and TKA the TXA… CONTINUE READING

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