Does tranexamic acid reduce blood loss and blood transfusion requirement in knee arthroplasty?


Atik O. S.

EKLEM HASTALIKLARI VE CERRAHISI-JOINT DISEASES AND RELATED SURGERY, cilt.23, sa.3, ss.166-167, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 23 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Dergi Adı: EKLEM HASTALIKLARI VE CERRAHISI-JOINT DISEASES AND RELATED SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.166-167

Özet

Strong evidences which indicate that tranexamic acid reduces blood loss and blood transfusion requirement in patients who are scheduled for total knee arthroplasty are available. However, dose and method of administration, safety and side effects are still controversial issues. The effect of tranexamic acid on thromboembolic events and mortality is still unknown.