Comparison of preoperative continuation and discontinuation of aspirin in patients undergoing total hip or knee arthroplasty
Rahel Meier, Regula Marthy, Christoph H Saely, Markus S Kuster, Karlmeinrad Giesinger & Hans Rickli
MATERIALS AND METHODS
Continuation or discontinuation of aspirin did not show a statistically significant difference in the risk of relevant perioperative bleeding complications in our study. Continuation of aspirin was associated with a transitory increase in knee swelling, but had no effect on orthopaedic outcome. Continuation of aspirin may be associated with a favourable perioperative cardiac outcome. Our data support perioperative continuation of aspirin intake in patients undergoing THA or TKA.
|citation||Meier R, Marthy R, Saely C H, Kuster M S, Giesinger K, Rickli H. Comparison of preoperative continuation and discontinuation of aspirin in patients undergoing total hip or knee arthroplasty. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol 2016; 26:921-928.|
|type||journal paper/review (English)|
|date of publishing||9-9-2016|
|journal title||Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol (26/8)|