Elective hip and knee arthroplasty and the effect of rivaroxaban and enoxaparin thromboprophylaxis on wound healing

European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology, 04/24/2012

The authors' experience with rivaroxaban in elective hip and knee arthroplasty showed no significant difference in the incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) or major bleeding. There was, however, a tendency to greater risk of minor bleeding and wound complications that were largely haemorrhagic in nature, which may have reached significance in a larger study.

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