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Deep vein thrombosis, venous thromboembolism incidences after knee arthroplasty
 

Deep vein thrombosis, venous thromboembolism incidences after knee arthroplasty

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The incidence rate of deep vein thrombosis after total knee arthroplasty in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis patients are similar, a new meta-analysis reports. On the other hand, the incidence rate of venous thromboembolism after the surgery is higher in patients with osteoarthritis than those with rheumatoid arthritis.
 
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11 Dec 2016 - General
 
Theekshana Abayawickrama aside from immobility, there is also a practice variation with regards to preventive measures for DVT post knee arthroplasty regardless whether the patient has rheumatoid or osteoarthritis. I have observed that some orthopedic surgeons use aspirin alone, while others use novel anticoagulants. Also, some use mechanical devices, while others do not. The timing of instituting anticoagulant ...
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