Tranexamic acid and re-infusion drains in total knee arthroplasty

@article{McGonagle2010TranexamicAA,
  title={Tranexamic acid and re-infusion drains in total knee arthroplasty},
  author={Lorcan McGonagle and Santhosh Hakkalamani and Fintan A. Carroll},
  journal={European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology},
  year={2010},
  volume={20},
  pages={553-555}
}
Blood loss following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) can be significant. Re-infusion drains and tranexamic acid (TA) are used to minimise blood loss and need for allogenic blood transfusion in TKA. The effect of TA on re-infusion volume of drained blood has received little attention. The aim of this study was to measure the effect of TA on re-infusion volumes in primary TKA. A cohort of consecutive patients undergoing primary TKA under one surgeon between November 2006 and January 2008 were… CONTINUE READING

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