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VTE Prophylaxis in Orthopaedics


Peter Devitt
Consultant Surgeon
University of Adelaide and Royal Adelaide Hospital


This case study takes the user through some of the issues involved in the assessment and management of thromboprophylaxis in the orthopaedic surgery patient.

Please note that, where available, staff should abide by local VTE prophylaxis and management policies, as these may take into account local clinical and economic factors that cannot be anticipated by this module.   

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