Year : 2016  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 85-87

The best modern practices to reduce surgical complications after total hip and knee replacement

1 School of Medicine, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 Faculty of Medicine, University of Benghazi, Benghazi, Libya

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Amal Elramli
School of Medicine, University of Glasgow, Glasgow
United Kingdom
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DOI: 10.4103/2468-5674.183008

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Although there is the use of pharmacological prophylaxis to prevent venous thromboembolic diseases after total hip or knee replacement, venous thromboembolism is considered one of the main and serious complications. Moreover, the incidence of deep venous thrombosis among the patients who have total hip or total knee replacements is still high. The use of regional anaesthesia in arthroplasty has been increasing recently. In addition to its effects in elimination pain, regional anaesthesia may help to reduce the incidence of postoperative thromboembolism. Given this, this paper aims to highlight the role of regional anaesthesia to improve outcomes of hip and knee arthroplasty.

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