Aspirin Use
Limited evidence supports that the patient might continue the use of aspirin perioperatively; no evidence meeting our inclusion criteria addressed other anticoagulants.

One low quality study (Brunetti 2013) met our inclusion criteria. This study examined only aspirin use that was either continued or stopped five days before surgery and resumed three days postoperatively. Compared with controls that were not on aspirin, there were no differences in either hematoma formation or other general complications.  There is no evidence meeting our criteria on any other anticoagulant therapies.