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IV TXA 15mg/kg reduces blood loss and transfusion in fixation of trochanteric fracture

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October 2017

IV TXA 15mg/kg reduces blood loss and transfusion in fixation of trochanteric fracture

Vol: 6| Issue: 10| Number:3| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Use of tranexamic acid in dynamic hip screw plate fixation for trochanteric fractures

J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2016 Dec;24(3):379-382

Contributing Authors:
RK Baruah PJ Borah R Haque

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60 patients with a stable trochanteric fracture scheduled for internal fixation with a dynamic hip screw were randomized to pre-incision intravenous administration of a 15mg/kg dose of tranexamic acid or 0.9% normal saline. The purpose of this study was to compare intraoperative blood loss, postoperative blood loss, transfusion requirement and the incidence of complications between groups. Results...

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