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Date of publication: 7 February 2012
Publication type: Conference presentation
In a nutshell: In this Japanese study presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), investigators performed a venography before and after knee or hip surgery on 1,500 patients. All patients used a foot pump and wore an elastic stocking immediately after surgery. In addition, each patient took a regular dose of aspirin beginning two days post-surgery. They concluded that aspirin and mechanical prophylaxis was safe and sufficient to prevent proximal DVT and PE in most TKA and THA patients, except some cases with very high risk of coagulation tendency.
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Acknowledgement: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons