Letter to the Editor on “Rate of Transfusions Following Total Knee Arthroplasty in Patients Receiving Lovenox or High Dose Aspirin”

Guillermo A. Bonilla, Maria P. Bautista

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We had the opportunity to read the article by Miller et al [1] addressing the rate of transfusion in patients receiving 2 different regimes of thromboprophylaxis after knee arthroplasty. We acknowledge the authors' endeavor to conduct such an interesting retrospective analysis. They report a remarkable statistically significant difference in both hemoglobin and hematocrit drops and the rate of transfusion between groups. We consider that these findings are also clinically significant as postoperative anemia remains one of the most common complications after major orthopedic surgery
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1373
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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