Thromboprophylaxis only during hospitalisation in fast-track hip and knee arthroplasty, a prospective cohort study

Christoffer C Jørgensen, Michael Kjær Jacobsen, Kjeld Soeballe, Torben Bæk Hansen, Henrik Husted, Per Kjærsgaard-Andersen, Lars T Hansen, Mogens Berg Laursen, Henrik Kehlet

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Abstract

International guidelines recommend thrombosis prophylaxis after total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) for up to 35 days. However, previous studies often have hospital stays (length of stay; LOS) of 8-12 days and not considering early mobilisation, which may reduce incidence of venous thromboembolic events (VTE). We investigated the incidence of any symptomatic thromboembolic events (TEEs) with only in-hospital prophylaxis if LOS ≤5 days after fast-track THA and TKA.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ Open
Volume3
Issue number12
Pages (from-to)e003965
Number of pages9
ISSN2044-6055
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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