The optimal prophylaxis for prevention of venous thromboembolic events (VTE) after total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) remains unknown.(1) Current studies focus on primary arthroplasty and there are little to no data on the ideal prophylaxis for VTE following revision arthroplasty.(2) Revision surgery, due to its complexity, longer operative time, higher risk of bleeding and infection differs from primary arthroplasty.(3) The objective of this study was to evaluate whether aspirin, known to be effective for prevention of VTE after primary arthroplasty, is also effective against such events following revision THA and TKA.
Recommended CitationDeirmengian, MD, Greg K.; Heller, MD, Snir; Smith, MD, Eric B.; Maltenfort, PhD, Mitchell; and Parvizi, MD, FRCS, Javad, "Aspirin May Be Adequate for Venous Thromboembolic Event Prophylaxis after Revision Hip and Knee Arthroplasty" (2015). Rothman Institute Conference Posters. Paper 9.