Inadequate methodology renders results on the use of tranexamic acid inconclusive

Patrice Forget* (Corresponding Author), Irina Grosu, Emmanuel Thienpont

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Abstract

With great interest we read the recent article from Iwai et al. entitled "Repeat-dose intravenous tranexamic acid further decreases blood loss in total knee arthroplasty" [1]. The authors report on the use of tranexamic acid to reduce the rate of peri-operative blood transfusions in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA). We agree fully with the authors that the development of strategies to reduce blood loss and the rate of peri-operative transfusions is imperative in modern TKA surgery. However, we have some concerns related to the published work.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1417-1418
Number of pages2
JournalThe Journal of Arthroplasty
Volume37
Issue number7
Early online date25 Apr 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013

Keywords

  • Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • Enoxaparin
  • Tranexamic Acid
  • Allogenic Transfusion
  • Genicular Artery

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