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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #7728
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

TXA is effective and safe for reducing blood loss and transfusion in TKA patients


Study Type:Meta analysis
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:2

Is tranexamic acid clinically effective and safe to prevent blood loss in total knee arthroplasty? A meta-analysis of 34 randomized controlled trials

Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2015 Apr;25(3):525-41

Contributing Authors: Q Wu HA Zhang SL Liu T Meng X Zhou P Wang

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Synopsis

34 randomized controlled trials (2,594 patients) were used in this meta-analysis analyzing the safety and efficacy of tranexamic acid (TXA) in patients undergoing primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Pooled results demonstrated intravenous (IV) and intraarticular (IA) use of TXA significantly reduced total blood loss, postoperative blood loss, hemoglobin (Hb) loss, and blood transfusion without ...

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