Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) in Orthopedic Procedures – Introduction of International Consensus Meeting for VTE
Patients undergoing orthopedic procedures have been identified to be at increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). However, orthopedic procedures do not have the same profile risk for VTE as such risk is influenced by the complex interaction between patientrelated factors, the nature of injuries, and the extent of orthopedic intervention or resulting immobility.¹ Procedure-wise, total hip arthroplasty (THA), total knee arthroplasty (TKA), open reduction and internal fixation of hip fracture, and major trauma surgery have the highestrisks for VTE.
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