Prevention of venous thromboembolism after hip or knee arthroplasty: findings from a 2008 survey of US orthopedic surgeons
Center for Outcomes Research
Venous Thromboembolism; Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip; Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee
Health Services Research | Orthopedics | Surgery
A survey was mailed to a representative sample of US orthopedic surgeons to assess protocols for the prevention of venous thromboembolism after lower extremity total joint arthroplasty. Practices were examined by type of operation, annual surgical volume, and opinions of consensus guidelines issued by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American College of Chest Physicians. Although there was near-unanimous agreement that routine thromboprophylaxis should be the standard practice for patients who undergo hip or knee arthroplasty, surgeons were divided as to the exact management approach.
DOI of Published Version
J Arthroplasty. 2012 May;27(5):659-666.e5. Link to article on publisher's site
The Journal of arthroplasty
Anderson, Frederick A. Jr.; Huang, Wei; Friedman, Richard J.; Kwong, Louis M.; Lieberman, Jay R.; Pellegrini, Vincent D. Jr.; The Orthopaedic Surgeon's Survey Steering Committee; Ayers, David C.; and Franklin, Patricia D., "Prevention of venous thromboembolism after hip or knee arthroplasty: findings from a 2008 survey of US orthopedic surgeons" (2012). Other Center for Outcomes Research Publications. 2.