Thromboprophylaxis in day surgery: Knee arthroscopy and ligamentoplasty (Ligament Reconstruction)

James E. Muntz, Steven E. Flores, Walter R. Lowe

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Abstract

This chapter discusses issues of non-large joint surgery, mainly knee arthroscopy and ligamentous knee injuries, and what to do in regard to prevention of venous thromboembolism in these patients. Events, if they occur, can be costly, associated with poor outcomes and, even in rare instances, death. The purpose of this chapter is to raise one's awareness of this complication as well as to assess risk stratification and decrease the occurrence of DVT in this orthopedic population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThromboembolism in Orthopedic Surgery
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Pages123-132
Number of pages10
Volume9781447143369
ISBN (Print)9781447143369, 1447143353, 9781447143352
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2014

Keywords

  • DVT
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Ligamentous knee injuries
  • Non-large joint surgery
  • Venous thromboembolism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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