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Hip and Knee Replacement – DVT Prevention – New Guideline

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Two main guidelines exist which many physicians go by to decide whether a particular patient should get DVT prophylaxis after hip or knee replacement surgery, what method (compression device, or drug) to use, and for how long to give prophylaxis.  (a) One is the ACCP guideline (American College of Chest Physicians), last published in June 2008 [ref 1].  An updated version is expected to be published around February 2012.  (b) The other one is the AAOS guideline Read the rest of this entry »