Consider a Blended Approach to VTE Prophylaxis After Hip or Knee Replacement

New evidence will emphasize the controversy over the role of aspirin for venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis after hip or knee replacement.

Some clinicians suggest that anticoagulants are better at reducing all VTEs and that there isn't much difference in overall bleeding rates.

Orthopedic surgeon guidelines say that aspirin decreases symptomatic pulmonary embolism and causes less surgical site bleeding. Plus it's inexpensive and easy to use.

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