Minimising blood loss and transfusion in contemporary hip and knee arthroplasty

C. D. Watts, Mark Pagnano

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Abstract

Despite advances in contemporary hip and knee arthroplasty, blood loss continues to be an issue. Though blood transfusion has long been used to treat post-operative anemia, the associated risks are well established. The objective of this article is to present two practical and effective approaches to minimising blood loss and transfusion rates in hip and knee arthroplasty: the use of antifibrinolytic medications such as tranexamic acid and the adoption of more conservative transfusion indications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8-10
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B
Volume94 B
Issue number11 SUPPL.A
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2012

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Knee Replacement Arthroplasties
Blood Transfusion
Hip
Tranexamic Acid
Antifibrinolytic Agents
Anemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Minimising blood loss and transfusion in contemporary hip and knee arthroplasty. / Watts, C. D.; Pagnano, Mark.

In: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B, Vol. 94 B, No. 11 SUPPL.A, 01.11.2012, p. 8-10.

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