Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a recognized risk after total knee arthroplasty (TKA).1 While nearly all orthopedic surgeons agree that pharmacologic prophylaxis is the standard of care, major disagreements remain about the optimal, or even acceptable, medication regimens. Even evidence-based guidelines from different national societies,2,3 using the same published literature, often make different recommendations.4
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Sterling RS, Haut ER. Should Aspirin Be Routinely Used for Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis After Total Knee Arthroplasty? Even the Authors of This Commentary Cannot Agree. JAMA Surg. 2019;154(1):72–73. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.3859
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