Prevention of symptomatic pulmonary embolism in patients undergoing total hip or knee arthroplasty.

@article{Johanson2009PreventionOS,
  title={Prevention of symptomatic pulmonary embolism in patients undergoing total hip or knee arthroplasty.},
  author={Norman A. Johanson and Paul F. Lachiewicz and Jay R. Lieberman and Paul A. Lotke and Javad Parvizi and Vincent A. Pellegrini and Theodore A Stringer and Paul Tornetta and Robert H Haralson and William Charles Watters},
  journal={The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons},
  year={2009},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={183-96}
}
This clinical practice guideline is based on a systematic review of published studies on the management of adult patients undergoing total hip replacement (THR) or total knee replacement (TKR) aimed specifically at preventing symptomatic pulmonary embolism (PE). The guideline emphasizes the need to assess the patient's risk for both PE and postoperative bleeding. Mechanical prophylaxis and early mobilization are recommended for all patients. Chemoprophylactic agents were evaluated using a… CONTINUE READING