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Results from the ESSKA Survey on Prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism

22 October 2017  
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Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) represents a major preventable cause of morbidity after orthopedic surgery [1-2]. Although the problem is well document for major or more invasive procedures, the incidence and the prevention of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) after arthroscopy in general, and hip arthroscopy (HA) in particular, are still debated.

In an effort to address this gap, ESSKA Hip Arthroscopy Committee has conducted a survey of ESSKA Members (www.esska.org/page/Surveys).

This survey was formed by a focus group of high level hip arthroscopists and pre-tested to ensure validity.  Members from 29 different countries, ranging from Austria to Ukraine and USA participated.

The survey outcome confirms that a consensus statement on this topic is important and that a common direction in the prophylaxis of our HA patients will be beneficial.

As such, the  ESSKA Hip Arthroscopy Committee will aim to achieve this goal during the next 18th ESSKA Congress in Glasgow.


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