Orthop Clin North Am 2017 Apr 27;48(2):127-135. Epub 2017 Jan 27.
Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Detroit Medical Center, University Health Center (UHC), 4201 Saint Antoine Street, 9B, Detroit, MI 48201-2153, USA. Electronic address:
Patients undergoing orthopedic surgery have an increased risk for deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). These complications are considered detrimental, as they cause major postoperative morbidity and mortality and lead to a substantial health care burden. Because of the high incidence and serious nature of these complications, it is essential for orthopedic surgeons to have a comprehensive knowledge of the risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment of acute DVT and PE. Read More