We describe, for the first time, the use of topical tranexamic acid as an adjunct to traditional methods in the control of bleeding in burns surgery. We illustrate our use with a case example and continue to discuss the reasons we believe it is a useful, effective and safe means of achieving haemostasis.
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Published online: October 10, 2011
Accepted: September 19, 2011
Received: July 20, 2011
☆This case has never been presented at any meeting prior to or at the time of submission of this paper and no funding was required.
© 2011 British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.