Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism After Hip or Knee Arthroplasty. Findings From a 2008 Survey of US Orthopedic Surgeons.

Frederick A. Anderson, Wei Huang, Richard J. Friedman, Louis M. Kwong, Jay R. Lieberman, Vincent D. Pellegrini, Frederick A. Anderson, David Ayers, Clifford W. Colwell, Fred Cushner, Richard Friedman, Michael Huo, Louis Kwong, Jay Lieberman, Vincent D. Pellegrini, Alexander C. Spyropoulos, Alexander G G Turpie, Geoffrey Westrich, Patricia Franklin, David Warwick

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Abstract

A survey was mailed to a representative sample of US orthopedic surgeons to assess protocols for the prevention of venous thromboembolism after lower extremity total joint arthroplasty. Practices were examined by type of operation, annual surgical volume, and opinions of consensus guidelines issued by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American College of Chest Physicians. Although there was near-unanimous agreement that routine thromboprophylaxis should be the standard practice for patients who undergo hip or knee arthroplasty, surgeons were divided as to the exact management approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Volume27
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2012

Keywords

  • Survey
  • Total hip arthroplasty
  • Total knee arthroplasty
  • Venous thromboembolism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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