Can J Surg 2021 Oct;64(5):E510-E515
From the Division of Orthopaedic Trauma, Department of Surgery, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alta. (White, Reitzel, Doyle-Baker, Sabo, Samuel); the McCaig Institute of Bone and Joint Health, Calgary, Alta. (White, Sabo); and the South Campus Research Unit for Bone and Soft Tissue, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alta. (Mattiello).
Background: Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are rapidly replacing warfarin for therapeutic anticoagulation; however, many DOACs are irreversible and may complicate bleeding in emergent situations such as hip fracture. In this setting, there is a lack of clear guidelines for the timing of surgery. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the current practices of Canadian orthopedic surgeons who manage patients with hip fracture receiving anticoagulation. Read More