Venous thromboembolism: management by American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.

@article{Markel2010VenousTM,
  title={Venous thromboembolism: management by American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.},
  author={David C. Markel and Sally York and Michael J Liston and Jeffrey C. Flynn and Charles L Barnes and Charles Moore Davis},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2010},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={3-9.e1-2}
}
A 2008 survey of American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons membership explored current venous thromboembolism (VTE) protocols for lower-extremity total joint surgery. Fifty-three percent reported a change in VTE-related practices in the last 5 years. More than 70% reported that their primary hospital now mandates VTE prophylaxis. Although 74% of their primary hospitals recognized the American College of Chest Physicians guidelines, 68% of surgeons felt the American Academy of Orthopaedic… CONTINUE READING