Low-cost drug may lessen blood loss in hip, knee surgery

21 agosto 2014

Treatment with an inexpensive, decades-old clotting drug reduces the need for blood transfusions, research shows. While commonly used in patients with bleeding disorders or heavy menstrual bleeding, the clotting drug tranexamic acid is now increasingly used to prevent excessive blood loss during hip and knee replacement surgery, a million of which are now performed each year in the United States.