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ACE Report #9515
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Similar effect of intra-articular vs IV TXA on Hb drop, LoS, and transfusion following TKA


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Intravenous vs Intra-Articular Tranexamic Acid in Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Randomized, Double-Blind Trial

J Arthroplasty. 2017 Jan;32(1):28-32

Contributing Authors: IA Harris N Goyal DB Chen SJ Macdessi NJ Rowden G Kirsh

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Synopsis

183 patients scheduled for total knee arthroplasty were randomized to be administered either intraarticular tranexamic acid following the procedure, or intravenous tranexamic acid. Patients were assessed for haemoglobin drop on postoperative day 1 and 2, length of hospital stay, the incidence of transfusion, and the incidence of complications. Results demonstrated no significant difference between...

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