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ACE Report #8371
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Decreased hemarthrosis and pain with TXA + drain vs drain alone post ACLR


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Reducing Intra-articular Hemarthrosis After Arthroscopic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction by the Administration of Intravenous Tranexamic Acid: A Prospective, Randomized Controlled Trial

Am J Sports Med. 2015 Nov;43(11):2720-6.

Contributing Authors: F Karaaslan S Karaoğlu E Yurdakul

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Synopsis

105 patients with an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture undergoing ACL reconstruction were randomized to receive either intravenous tranexamic acid or a placebo prior to surgery. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the addition of a TXA injection to the standard use of drain clamping provides additional benefits over the use of drain clamping alone in terms of clinical outcome...

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