A Current Review of Mechanical Compression and Its Role in Venous Thromboembolic Prophylaxis in Total Knee and Total Hip Arthroplasty.

@article{Pierce2015ACR,
  title={A Current Review of Mechanical Compression and Its Role in Venous Thromboembolic Prophylaxis in Total Knee and Total Hip Arthroplasty.},
  author={Todd P. Pierce and Jeffrey Jai Cherian and Julio J Jauregui and Randa D K Elmallah and Jay R. Lieberman and M. Mont},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2015},
  volume={30 12},
  pages={2279-84}
}
Interest in mechanical compression for venous thromboembolic disease prophylaxis has increased over the last several years because of concerns related to bleeding complications associated with chemoprophylaxis. However, the research evaluating compression is clearly not definitive. Therefore, this review aims to: (1) summarize methods of compression; (2) compare AAOS, ACCP, and SCIP guidelines; and (3) make recommendations regarding usage. Below-the-knee devices have demonstrated the most… CONTINUE READING