Using Aminocaproic Acid to Reduce Blood Loss After Primary Unilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty.

@article{Churchill2016UsingAA,
  title={Using Aminocaproic Acid to Reduce Blood Loss After Primary Unilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty.},
  author={Jessica L Churchill and Victor A Toney and Susan L Truchan and Michael G. Anderson},
  journal={American journal of orthopedics},
  year={2016},
  volume={45 5},
  pages={E245-8}
}
xtensive blood loss after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is common, and affected patients often require blood transfusions. Studies suggest that antifibrinolytic agents such as aminocaproic acid (ACA) reduce blood loss and blood transfusion rates in patients undergoing TKA. We conducted a study to evaluate whether a single intravenous 10-g dose of ACA given during primary unilateral TKA would decrease perioperative blood loss, raise postoperative hemoglobin levels, and reduce postoperative blood… CONTINUE READING

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