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Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Orthopedic Surgery

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The material in this presentation covers the results and conclusions from a systematic review entitled, Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Orthopedic Surgery. It begins with a brief description of the comparative effectiveness review process, an overview of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and orthopedic surgery, along with interventions used to prevent VTE in orthopedic surgery. It also covers: the clinically important questions the review sought to answer including a contemporary estimate of baseline postoperative risks of VTE and bleeding outcomes, evidence-based conclusions about effectiveness, and potential adverse effects associated with treatment; future research needs uncovered by the systematic review; and suggested topics to cover with your patients.