A Study on Topical Tranexamic Acid to Reduce Postoperative Blood Loss in Total Knee Arthroplasty in a Tertiary Government Hospital

Author : Dr. Nagesh Jonna and Dr. Rama Manohar Uppara

This study was performed to test the effectiveness of topical tranexamic acid (TXA) in reducing blood loss in Total Knee Arthroplasty surgeries. Study done in RIMS General Hospital Kadapa from 2012 to 2014. There was minimal systemic absorption, and no difference in the rates of deep-vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism between patients who received tranexamic acid and those who received the placebo.

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