Reducing Perioperative Bleeding with Antifibrinolytics

An update on agents used in orthopaedic surgery

Glenn D. Wera, MD; Ryan M. Garcia, MD; and Victor M. Goldberg, MD

Perioperative bleeding is a major concern in orthopaedics and is associated with additional risks and costs to the procedure. In addition, the rapid discharge of patients after surgery has increased the emphasis on blood conservation to enhance patient outcomes.

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