Consider a Blended Approach to VTE Prophylaxis After Hip or Knee Replacement

New evidence will raise questions about the role of aspirin for venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis after hip or knee replacement.

We're used to preventing VTE with an anticoagulant in these patients...and saving aspirin as a potentially less effective option.

But VTE risk with these surgeries is going down...due to newer techniques and post-op protocols that get patients up and moving early.

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