Trial ID or NCT#



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Patients who tear their ACL are at high risk for developing arthritis (post-traumatic osteoarthritis-PTOA) just 10 years later. Joint bleeding and inflammation contribute to deterioration of joint health. This study will determine whether treatment with Tranexamic Acid (TXA), an FDA approved medication that reduces bleeding right after ACL injury and reconstructive surgery reduces inflammation and improves joint health as a new strategy to prevent or delay the onset of PTOA.

Official Title

Novel Strategies to Combat Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis (PTOA):The Effects of Tranexamic Acid on Joint Inflammation and Cartilage Health in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injured Patients

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years to 30 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No


Constance Chu, MD
Constance Chu, MD
Sports medicine surgeon
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery (Sports Medicine)

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Christine Hoang
(650) 721-7612