Use of tranexamic acid for controlling bleeding in thoracolumbar scoliosis surgery with posterior instrumentation☆

Abstract

OBJECTIVE Scoliosis surgery involves major blood loss and frequently requires blood transfusion. The cost and risks involved in using allogeneic blood have motivated investigation of methods capable of reducing patients' bleeding during operations. One of these methods is to use antifibrinolytic drugs, and tranexamic acid is among these. The aim of this… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.rboe.2015.03.007

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