Tranexamic Acid Reduces Blood Transfusions in Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty.

@article{Park2016TranexamicAR,
  title={Tranexamic Acid Reduces Blood Transfusions in Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty.},
  author={Kwan Jun Park and Cory G Couch and Paul K. Edwards and Eric R. Siegel and Simon C. Mears and Charles L Barnes},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2016},
  volume={31 12},
  pages={2850-2855.e1}
}
BACKGROUND The use of tranexamic acid (TEA) can significantly reduce the need for allogenic blood transfusions in elective primary joint arthroplasty. Revision total hip arthroplasty (THA) requires increased utilization of postoperative blood transfusions for acute blood loss anemia compared with elective primary hip arthroplasty. There is limited literature to support the routine use of TEA in revision THA. METHODS We performed a retrospective review of 161 consecutive patients who underwent… CONTINUE READING