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ACE Report #9736
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

ISAKOS2017: IA TXA reduces postoperative bleeding in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Intra-articular injection of tranexamic acid for reducing postoperative hemarthrosis in arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

Contributing Authors: HL Ma ER Chiang

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300 patients scheduled for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction were randomized to either a topical tranexamic acid administration group or control group. Patients were assessed for postoperative blood loss to intraarticular drainage after 24 hours, as well as clinical outcome scores at 5 days and 4 weeks postoperatively. Blood loss results demonstrated a statistically significant, approximat...

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