Letter to the Editor on “Balancing Thromboprophylaxis and Bleeding in Total Joint Arthroplasty: Impact of Eliminating Enoxaparin and Predonation and Implementing Pneumatic Compression and Tranexamic Acid”

Guillermo A. Bonilla, Camilo Gutierrez, Maria P. Bautista, Adolfo M. Llinas, Daniel J. Monsalvo

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We had the opportunity to read last issue’s article by Sharfman et al [1] regarding the use of an intermittent pneumatic compression device (IPCD) and tranexamic acid (TXA) as prophylactic measures against venous thromboembolic disease and bleeding, respectively. The authors’ research on the subject is a valuable contribution to the study of relevant perioperative complications after hip or knee arthroplasty, and their stepwise approach demonstrated interesting results in patient outcomes [1]. Nevertheless, we would like to contribute some observations that could lead to a better understanding of this article, especially regarding its main conclusion.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2653-2654
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Author Keywords

  • Concept

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