VTE prophylaxis after total joint arthroplasty: Current challenges-potential solutions

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Abstract

Venous thromboembolism is the most common complication after total hip and total knee arthroplasty and is associated with significant morbidity, potential mortality and increased healthcare costs. However, venous thromboembolism is a preventable complication. This brief review discusses the epidemiology and the economic and clinical impact of venous thromboembolism after total hip or total knee arthroplasty. It also focuses on preventive strategies, such as appropriate prophylaxis, adherence to evidence-based guidelines, and the potential effect of newer pharmacologic agents that are in clinical development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-197
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Orthopaedic Practice
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2011

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Venous Thromboembolism
Arthroplasty
Knee Replacement Arthroplasties
Joints
Hip
Health Care Costs
Epidemiology
Economics
Guidelines
Morbidity
Mortality

Keywords

  • Quality measures
  • Thromboprophylaxis
  • Venous thromboembolism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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VTE prophylaxis after total joint arthroplasty : Current challenges-potential solutions. / Huo, Michael H.

In: Current Orthopaedic Practice, Vol. 22, No. 2, 03.2011, p. 193-197.

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