Venous thromboembolism incidence in upper limb orthopedic surgery: do these procedures increase venous thromboembolism risk?

@article{Hastie2014VenousTI,
  title={Venous thromboembolism incidence in upper limb orthopedic surgery: do these procedures increase venous thromboembolism risk?},
  author={Graham Hastie and Amanda Pederson and Daniel Redfern},
  journal={Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={23 10},
  pages={
          1481-4
        }
}
BACKGROUND In 2005, the House of Commons (HoC) Health Committee stated deaths attributed to preventable, hospital-acquired venous thromboembolism (VTE) numbered upwards of 25,000 per annum. Nationwide prevention of VTE became the topic of a major health campaign. The HoC Health Committee stated there was an unstratified VTE risk of between 45% and 51% associated with orthopedic surgery. VTE research in orthopedic surgery has been concentrated on lower limb procedures. Experience suggests that… CONTINUE READING

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