Expect to See Aspirin Used More to Prevent VTE After Hip or Knee Replacement

New evidence will raise questions about the role of aspirin for venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis after hip or knee replacement.

Anticoagulants are usually the "go-to" meds to prevent VTE in these patients...with aspirin saved as a potentially less effective option.

But VTE risk with these surgeries is going down...due to newer techniques and post-op protocols that get patients up and moving early.

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