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Is Thromboprophylaxis After Knee Arthroscopy Warranted?

The management of venous thrombophlebitis and thromboembolic disease has challenged the medical community for decades. The diagnosis can be elusive because of absent or mild clinical symptoms, and the potential outcome can be catastrophic. Major venous thromboembolic events (VTEs) are uncommon after outpatient knee arthroscopy, although many orthopaedic surgeons are aware of cases of fatal pulmonary embolism (PE) after this “low risk” surgery.

Daniel N. Fish, MD
J Bone Join Surg Am, 2012 Apr 18: 94 (8): e54.

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Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, based in Brookfield, CT and Danbury, CT, provides comprehensive orthopaedic care, sports medicine, joint replacements, and interventional pain management to patients of all ages.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, provides orthopedic care including: orthopedic examination, foot surgery, ankle surgery, hand surgery, hip surgery, hip replacement, hip resurfacing, knee surgery, knee replacement, orthopedic oncology, shoulder surgery, elbow surgery, and MAKOplasty.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, also provides sports medicine, physical therapy, pain management, interventional pain management, radiology, x-ray, ultrasound, cortisone injection, and PRP injections.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, treats sprains, fractures, ligament tears, arthritis, musculoskeletal pain, neurological pain, cancer pain, neck pain, and back pain.

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