Thromboembolism after hip and knee arthroplasty: diagnosis and treatment.

  title={Thromboembolism after hip and knee arthroplasty: diagnosis and treatment.},
  author={Craig J. Della Valle and David J Steiger and Paul E. Di Cesare},
  journal={The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons},
  volume={6 6},
Postoperative thromboembolism is a potentially lethal complication. Its diagnosis may be difficult, as the classic clinical signs and symptoms are often absent, making a high index of suspicion imperative for diagnosis. Anticoagulant therapy is effective in reducing morbidity and mortality due to thromboembolism, but is associated with a substantial rate of… CONTINUE READING