Comparison of Cytotoxic Effects of Intra-Articular Use of Tranexamic Acid versus Epinephrine on Rat Cartilage


Sukur E., KÜÇÜKDURMAZ F.

MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, vol.24, pp.1166-1170, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.12659/msm.908560
  • Title of Journal : MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR
  • Page Numbers: pp.1166-1170

Abstract

Background: Adequate visualization is known to be essential to perform arthroscopic procedures effectively and efficiently. We hypothesized that tranexamic acid may be considered as an alternative agent to reduce intra-articular bleeding during arthroscopic procedures, after comparing its potential chondrotoxicity with that of epinephrine.