Editorial Commentary: Tranexamic Acid: Okay, It Reduces the Bleeding, but Are We Sure Topical Use Is Not Harmful to the Cartilage?


KARAASLAN F.

ARTHROSCOPY-THE JOURNAL OF ARTHROSCOPIC AND RELATED SURGERY, vol.35, no.7, pp.2133-2135, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.arthro.2019.04.014
  • Title of Journal : ARTHROSCOPY-THE JOURNAL OF ARTHROSCOPIC AND RELATED SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.2133-2135

Abstract

Numerous studies have estimated the role of hemarthrosis and intra-articular drains in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructive procedures. Long-standing hemarthrosis and related pain can disrupt rehabilitation and lead to arthrofibrosis. A significant number of orthopaedic surgeons use intra-articular suction drains following arthroscopic ACL reconstruction. Hemarthrosis and pain have undesirable effects on the functional outcomes of ACL reconstruction in the early postoperative period.