Thromboembolic disease in hip replacement surgery. Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip
  • Thromboembolism

abstract

  • Total hip replacement surgery carries the risk of thromboembolic complications, which could be fatal. Over the last three decades however, the risk has decreased considerably thanks to progress made in the understanding of the physiopathogenetic mechanism of thromboembolic disease and perioperative prophylaxis. It is the purpose of this study to discuss the main medical and surgical preventive measures that must be carried out before, during and immediately after surgery. The old concept of deciding thromboembolic prophylaxis after surgery is now obsolete.

publication date

  • January 2005

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • ita

PubMed ID

  • 16681100

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 209

end page

  • 28

volume

  • 90

number

  • 3