Tranexamic Acid in Total Joint Arthroplasty (Endorsement)

American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Clinical Practice Guideline on Tranexamic Acid in Total Joint Arthroplasty

The AAOS recognizes and applauds the efforts of orthopaedic specialty societies in the development of Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs), Systematic Reviews (SRs), and Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC). The combined efforts of orthopaedic societies ensure that a greater number of conditions and patient populations can be addressed, improving overall patient care. To broaden the reach of specialty society CPGs, SRs, and AUC, the AAOS reviews the content for potential endorsement. Upon endorsement, the AAOS logo is added to the document and the content is listed on both and within OrthoGuidelines. To acquire AAOS endorsement, external CPGs, SRs, and AUC go through a two step process:


  1. Review:AAOS Staff performs an initial review of the guideline methodology,followed by a review by the AAOS Committee on Evidence Based Quality andValue.
  2. Approval:Upon receiving the recommendation to endorse from the reviewing bodies,the endorsement request is then approved by the AAOS Committee on EvidenceBased Quality and Value, AAOS Council on Research and Quality, and AAOSBoard of Directors. 


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