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Effect of hip and knee replacement surgeries on risk of VTE

Hip and knee replacement surgeries significantly raise the risk of venous thromboembolism—without prophylaxis around half develop deep vein thrombosis and 1% to 2% develop pulmonary embolism.

Haake D, Berkman S. Venous Thromboembolic Disease after Hip Surgery: Risk factors, prophylaxis, and diagnosis. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1989; 242: 212-31. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2468437

Reference

Title
Venous Thromboembolic Disease after Hip Surgery: Risk factors, prophylaxis, and diagnosis
Publication
Clin Orthop Relat Res
Publication Date
1989
Authors
Haake D, Berkman S
Pages
212-31
URL
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