How Do Reperfusion Drains Compare with Tranexamic Acid?

    Bryan D. Springer, MD, discusses a study in which he and his colleagues from OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, compared the efficacy and cost of reperfusion drains versus tranexamic acid in reducing transfusion needs following total joint arthroplasty.

    The findings of this recently published study [1] were presented in April at ICJR’s inaugural World Arthroplasty Congress in Paris.


    1. Springer BD Odum SM Fehring TK. What is the benefit of tranexamic acid vs reinfusion drains in total joint arthroplasty? Arthroplasty. 2015 Aug 18. pii: S0883-5403(15)00727-5. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2015.08.006. [Epub ahead of print]