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2021 Jul 29

Int Orthop

Use of tranexamic acid does not influence perioperative outcomes in ambulatory foot and ankle surgery-a prospective triple blinded randomized controlled trial.


TXA is an antifibrinolytic medication widely used to reduce perioperative blood loss, but it has been seldom used during foot and ankle surgery. Our study evaluates the impact of TXA use on blood loss, post-operative pain, peri-operative opioid consumption, and wound healing in ambulatory outpatient foot and ankle procedures.