How Long Is DVT Risk after Joint Replacement Surgery?

The length of time that DVT risk remains significant after joint replacement surgery will shock you. It’s years. This is the result of a study, led by Yuqing Zhang, D.Sc., Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology Read more...

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DVT Prophylaxis Duration after Hip Fracture Surgery

How long should DVT prophylaxis (prevention) be following hip replacement surgery to repair a fracture? Unfortunately, there does not exist a be-all, end-all answer to this question. Joint replacement surgeons don’t even agree on which Read more...

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DVT Prophylaxis Only 12 Days Post-Hip Replacement Surgery?

Has your hip replacement surgeon prescribed only 12 days post-op DVT prevention with a blood thinner? I was floored when my mother’s hip replacement surgeon prescribed for her a 12 day course of LOVENOX, a Read more...

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Aspirin vs. Coumadin: Joint Replacement Surgery DVT Prevention

Aspirin, and coumadin (Warfarin) and heparin are regarded as the same in the current guidelines for preventing DVT following joint replacement surgery. Thus, it’s up to doctors’ more subjective perspectives which type of drug to Read more...

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Is Leg Swelling After Knee Replacement Always DVT?

Have you had knee replacement surgery, and have noticed that the other leg seems to be getting bigger or swollen in appearance, even though after the first several days following the operation, it looked like Read more...

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Knee Replacement DVT: Patients at Highest Risk?

Certain kinds of patients have the highest risk of a DVT following joint replacement surgery. A DVT is a deep vein thrombosis which could break off and travel to the lungs and be life threatening. Read more...

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Aspirin vs. Coumadin for Blood Clot Prevention after Surgery

Find out if aspirin reigns over the powerful blood thinner Coumadin for blood clot prevention following joint replacement surgery. Typically prior to joint replacement surgery, the patient is given Coumadin (warfarin), a powerful blood thinner, Read more...

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How Safe Are Blood Thinners after Joint Replacement Surgery?

  Just how safe--or potentially dangerous--are the potent blood thinners that people take after joint replacement surgery in the name of preventing deep vein thromboses? Joint replacement runs a high risk for blood clots, which Read more...

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How Safe: Over Age 80 Hip & Knee Replacements?

Here’s what you need to know if you’re over 80 and wondering if it’s worth it to have a hip or knee replacement electively. It’s one thing if an 80-plus person absolutely has to have Read more...

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DVT Prevention after Knee Replacement: Statins + Coumadin

Risk of deep vein thrombosis (blood clot) after knee replacement surgery is significant when statins are used with coumadin. New research shows that the risk of DVT (blood clot) following knee replacement surgery as well Read more...

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DVT Prevention after Joint Replacement: Portable Compression

DVT (blood clot) prevention after joint replacement surgery just got better with a portable compression device that straps onto the legs. The standard of care following joint replacement surgery is to send the patient home Read more...

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Swelling from DVT vs. Joint Replacement Fluid Retention

Is there a way to tell the difference, without imaging, between DVT swelling and post-surgical edema or fluid retention? For this article I consulted with Paul Lucas, MD, surgeon with the Vascular Center and director Read more...

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Cause of DVT Weeks after Joint Replacement Surgery

The “grace period” for DVT development after joint replacement surgery is 90 days, but why so far out if by then, the patient is walking? For this article I consulted with Paul Lucas, MD, surgeon Read more...

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Deep Vein Thrombosis Prevention Post-Surgery: Top 3 Ways

A vascular surgeon lists three crucial things that should be done to help prevent a deep vein thrombosis following surgery. If you’re concerned about the development of a deep vein thrombosis following surgery (joint replacement Read more...

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Joint Replacement DVT Prevention: What Patient Should Know

Find out what you should know about DVT prevention following joint replacement surgery. Prior to joint replacement surgery, a patient will have a consultation with the surgeon, and during this consultation, strategies for DVT prevention Read more...

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Pulmonary Embolism Diagnosis After Joint Replacement

Joint replacement surgery is a major risk factor for a blood clot that travels to the lungs and becomes a pulmonary embolism, so how is this diagnosed accurately? A joint replacement surgeon explains how a Read more...

Why Is Joint Replacement Surgery a High DVT Risk?

Find out what it is about joint replacement surgery that makes DVT risk higher than from most other types of procedures. DVT stands for deep vein thrombosis, and it’s not only a possible complication of Read more...

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Top DVT Prevention after Joint Replacement Surgery

An orthopedic surgeon addresses the most effective ways for DVT prevention following joint replacement surgery. Being that the complication of DVT following joint replacement surgery can lead to a fatal pulmonary embolism (PE), it’s understandable Read more...

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General Anesthesia vs. Regional for Knee Replacement Surgery

The pros and cons of general vs. regional anesthesia for knee replacement surgery Did you know that the use of regional anesthesia for total knee replacement surgery isn’t all that uncommon? Now that you know Read more...

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How Does Surgery Cause a DVT?

A vascular surgeon explains why most DVTs form during surgery rather than during the immobility after the surgery. The estimate for annual U.S. deaths from pulmonary embolism (which begin as a deep vein thrombosis) ranges Read more...

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