Abstract: The risk of perioperative stroke following cardiac and carotid artery surgery is well documented. There is an apparent lack of recognition and appreciation of this complication after total joint arthroplasty. The present study was designed to determine the prevalence of, and outcome after, perioperative stroke following total joint arthroplasty. In addition, risk factors for the development of this complication were evaluated in an attempt to identify a strategy that could minimize the... Show More
Full-text available · Article · Sep 2010 · The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
Because VTE is the most common thrombotic event, much research has focused on the effect of thromboprophylaxis on VTE. However, the effect of prophylaxis on other thrombotic events such as MI and stroke also should be considered, because the impact of these events together are as great as VTE alone and are highly related to mortality and morbidity [6,8]. In agreement with our findings, Kakkar et al.  reported no difference between short and extended duration of thromboprophylaxis regarding the risk of MI and stroke.