Clearing up the confusion with VTE and/or PE prophylaxis guidelines

By Robert H. Haralson III, MD, MBA

Both AAOS and ACCP guidelines meet CMS requirements

In 2007, AAOS published clinical guidelines on the prevention of symptomatic pulmonary embolism (PE) in patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty. These evidence-based guidelines differed from previously published guidelines on the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) developed by the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP).

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