Tranexamic acid in total hip arthroplasty saves blood and money: a randomized, double-blind study in 100 patients.

@article{Johansson2005TranexamicAI,
  title={Tranexamic acid in total hip arthroplasty saves blood and money: a randomized, double-blind study in 100 patients.},
  author={Torsten Johansson and Lars-G{\"o}ran Pettersson and Bj{\"o}rn Lisander},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica},
  year={2005},
  volume={76 3},
  pages={314-9}
}
BACKGROUND A blood transfusion is a costly transplantation of tissue that may endanger the health for the recipient. Blood transfusions are common after total hip arthroplasty. The total saving potential is substantial if the blood loss could be reduced. Studies on the use of tranexamic acid have shown interesting results, but its benefits in total hip arthroplasty have not yet been resolved. PATIENTS AND METHODS 100 patients receiving a total hip arthroplasty (THA) got a single injection of… CONTINUE READING