VTE Prophylaxis in Orthopaedics

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Ashish Narang. Here are the key points from the talk on VTE prophylaxis in Orthopaedics:

1. DVT incidents are closely monitored and can be life-threatening.

2. Patients seen by orthopaedics should have a DVT assessment as soon as they present for admission.

3. A risk assessment tool should be used to balance the risk of DVT versus the risk of bleeding from prophylaxis.

4. Anti-embolic stockings should be used and the correct size should be reassessed after surgery.

5. The guidelines for DVT prophylaxis have recently been updated for elective hip and knee replacement surgeries. Aspirin has been brought back into the picture and can be used along with stockings for 28 days or the previous schedule of low molecular weight heparin or rivaroxaban for 28 days can be continued.

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