VTE Impactful Statement

The following impactful statements are based on the Preventing Venous Thromboembolic Disease in Patients Undergoing Elective Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Clinical Practice Guideline.

  1. Do not perform routine post-operative duplex ultrasonography screening in patients who undergo elective hip or knee arthroplasty.
The following recommendation is the basis of the statements above.
  1. We recommend against routine post-operative duplex ultrasonography screening of patients who undergo elective hip or knee arthroplasty.