Preventing venous thromboembolic disease in patients undergoing elective hip and knee arthroplasty.

@article{Mont2011PreventingVT,
  title={Preventing venous thromboembolic disease in patients undergoing elective hip and knee arthroplasty.},
  author={M. Mont and Joshua.J. Jacobs and Lisa N. Boggio and Kevin John Bozic and Craig J. Della Valle and Stuart B Goodman and Courtland G Lewis and Adolph Chick J Yates and William Charles Watters and Charles M. Turkelson and Janet L Wies and Patrick Donnelly and Nilay Patel and Patrick Sluka},
  journal={The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons},
  year={2011},
  volume={19 12},
  pages={768-76}
}
This guideline supersedes a prior one from 2007 on a similar topic. The work group evaluated the available literature concerning various aspects of patient screening, risk factor assessment, and prophylactic treatment against venous thromboembolic disease (VTED), as well as the use of postoperative mobilization, neuraxial agents, and vena cava filters. The group recommended further assessment of patients who have had a previous venous thromboembolism but not for other potential risk factors… CONTINUE READING

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