What are the guidelines for dvt prophylaxis in patients undergoing orthopedic surgery, such as hip arthroplasty?


Geerts WH1, Bergqvist D, Pineo GF, Heit JA, Samama CM, Lassen MR, Colwell CW; American College of Chest Physicians. Prevention of venous thromboembolism: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines (8th Edition). Chest. 2008 Jun;133(6 Suppl):381S-453S. doi: 10.1378/chest.08-0656.

Johanson NA, Lachiewicz PF, Lieberman JR, et al. Prevention of symptomatic pulmonary embolism in patients undergoing total hip or knee arthroplasty. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2009;17(3):183–96.

Article that discusses the above guidelines:

“Dependent on the clinical guideline followed, from the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) or the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), there are several recommended regimens available for treatment.”
Article: Sheth NP1, Lieberman JR, Della Valle CJ. DVT prophylaxis in total joint reconstruction. Orthop Clin North Am. 2010 Apr;41(2):273-80. doi: 10.1016/j.ocl.2010.02.001.

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