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Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica 2013 October;64(5):473-90

Copyright © 2013 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Perioperative management of common complications of total knee arthroplasty

Haughom B. D., Wetters N. G., Hellman M. D., Scully R. D., Levine B.

Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA


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Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is an increasingly popular elective procedure performed worldwide. There has been a dramatic increase in per capita utilization of TKA globally. This is due in large part to the excellent clinical outcomes of TKA, expanding indications, and an overall aging population. While the majority of outcomes are generally reported as good to excellent, complications ‑ both medical and surgical – remain a persistent thorn in the side of joint replacement surgeons. This review aims to address the perioperative management of three of the more commonly encountered complications and concerns after TKA: venous thromboembolic disease, infection, and blood loss.

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