William D. Fisher, MD


New oral anticoagulants: Their impact on efficacy and safety in patients undergoing total hip and total knee replacement and their influence on postoperative management

May 01, 2012

With the aging of the US population, elective total hip and knee replacement operations have become more prevalent, and costs to the healthcare system for these procedures are increasing rapidly. This includes costs related to treatment of venous thromboembolism, which may be a consequence of these operations if appropriate postoperative thromboprophylaxis is not administered.