Tranexamic Acid Decreases Incidence of Blood Transfusion in Simultaneous Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty.
Blood management for simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA) patients is more challenging than in unilateral arthroplasty. We examined if administration of tranexamic acid (TXA) to patients undergoing simultaneous bilateral TKA would reduce blood loss and decrease allogeneic blood transfusion requirements. A retrospective review of 103 patients, 57 in the control and 46 in the TXA group, was performed. There was higher postoperative day 1 hemoglobin in patients receiving TXA (2.95±1.33 versus 4.33±1.19, P
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Bagsby, D. T., Samujh, C. A., Vissing, J. L., Empson, J. A., Pomeroy, D. L., & Malkani, A. L. (2015). Tranexamic Acid Decreases Incidence of Blood Transfusion in Simultaneous Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty. The Journal of arthroplasty, 30(12), 2106–2109. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.arth.2015.06.040
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery