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Low risk of thromboembolic complications after fast-track hip and knee arthroplasty

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Pharmacological prophylaxis can reduce the risk of deep venous thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE), and death, and it is recommended 10–35 days after total hip arthroplasty (THA) and at least 10 days after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). However, early mobilization might also reduce the risk of DVT and thereby the need for prolonged prophylaxis, but this has not been considered in the previous literature. Here we report our results with short-duration pharmacological prophylaxis combined with early mobilization and reduced hospitalization.
Original languageEnglish
JournalActa Orthopaedica
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)599-605
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2010

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