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ACE Report #8624
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

AAOS 2016: Oral and IV TXA demonstrate equivalent efficacy for blood loss in THA

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Oral and Intravenous Tranexamic Acid are Equivalent at Reducing Blood Loss Following Total Hip Arthroplasty

Contributing Authors: E Kayupov Y Fillingham DR Plummer M Moric TL Gerlinger CJ Della Valle

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


83 patients scheduled to undergo total hip arthroplasty were randomized to oral or intravenous tranexamic acid. The purpose of this study was to compare hemoglobin drop and total blood loss between groups to determine if these to methods of administration were equivalent. Results demonstrated equivalent hemoglobin drop and volume of total blood loss between the two groups. Transfusion was needed i...

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