Evaluating VTE Risk in Revision THA Patients

Evaluating VTE Risk in Revision THA Patients

A study presented at the AAOS Annual Meeting shows that healthy revision total hip arthroplasty patients have about the same chance of developing a deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism as healthy patients undergoing primary hip replacement.

A study presented at the AAOS Annual Meeting shows that healthy revision total hip arthroplasty patients have about the same chance of developing a deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism as healthy patients undergoing primary hip replacement.

When considering the risk of venous thromboembolic events (VTE) among total hip arthroplasty (THA) patients, it seems reasonable to be more concerned about revision THA patients than primary THA patients.

Source: ICJR

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