Prevention of VTE in Orthopedic Surgery Patients

  title={Prevention of VTE in Orthopedic Surgery Patients},
  author={Yngve T. Falck-Ytter and Charles W. Francis and Norman A. Johanson and Catherine Curley and Ola E. Dahl and Sam Schulman and Thomas L Ortel and Stephen G. Pauker and Clifford W. Colwell},
Background: VTE is a serious, but decreasing complication following major orthopedic surgery. This guideline focuses on optimal prophylaxis to reduce postoperative pulmonary embolism and DVT. Methods: The methods of this guideline follow those described in Methodology for the Development of Antithrombotic Therapy and Prevention of Thrombosis Guidelines: Antithrombotic Therapy and Prevention of Thrombosis, 9th ed: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines… CONTINUE READING
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