Deep Venous Thrombosis Prophylaxis for Total Joint Arthroplasty: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Guidelines

Javad Parvizi, Khalid Azzam, Richard H. Rothman

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Abstract

The orthopedic community continues to face a challenge with regard to the prevention of thromboembolism after total joint arthroplasty. The first and foremost issue facing surgeons is how to select the best agent or modality that is effective in preventing the untoward consequences of thromboembolism without causing other complications that can have dire consequences. Other challenges include the uncertainty regarding the dose and duration of various agents, the value of mechanical prophylaxis alone, and the exact end points that should be used to measure the efficacy of prophylaxis. This article discusses some of the recent developments in prevention and management of thromboembolism after total joint arthroplasty, in particular highlighting the guidelines that were developed by American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Volume23
Issue number7 SUPPL.
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • AAOS guidelines
  • prophylaxis
  • thromboembolism
  • total joint arthroplasty

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