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Thrombosis remains a major risk after hip and knee surgery

© What Doctors Don't Tell You (Volume 13, Issue 9)

The risk of deep vein thrombosis after hip and knee surgery remains high, even among patients who are given anticoagulation therapy as a precaution.

A recent review of 17 studies, involving nearly 14,000 people, found that the incidence of fatal venous thromboembolism after surgery will occur in about 1 in 32 patients, and fatal pulmonary embolism will occur in around 1 in 100 patients. Those having knee replacement surgery had double the risk of asymptomatic deep vein thrombosis in the week following surgery than those undergoing hip replacement (Arch Intern Med, 2002; 162: 1465-71).

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