Routine DVT, PE prophylaxis questionable in foot, ankle surgery

By Terry Stanton

Routine administration may be unnecessary or even harmful

The risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) and the appropriate measures to prevent these conditions continue to be subjects of research and discussion among orthopaedic surgeons. At the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) 2011 Specialty Day, several surgeons provided information and perspectives on the issue.

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