Prevention of Symptomatic Pulmonary Embolism in Patients Undergoing Total Hip or Knee Arthroplasty

Johanson, Norman A.; Lachiewica, Paul F.; Lieberman, Jay R.; Lotke, Paul A.; Parvizi, Javad; Pellegrini, Vincent; Stringer, Theodore A.; Tornetta III, Paul; Haralson III, Robert H.; Watters, William C.
July 2009
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Jul2009, Vol. 91-A Issue 7, p1756
Academic Journal
The article presents evidence-based recommendations from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons for the prevention of symptomatic pulmonary embolism in patients undergoing total hip or knee arthroplasty. The recommendations were based on a systematic review of literature. It includes recommendations for the chemoprophylaxis of patient, recommendations for risk assessment for pulmonary embolism and bleeding and recommendations for patients' education.


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