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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Clinical Practice Guideline onPrevention of Symptomatic Pulmonary Embolism in Patients Undergoing Total Hip or Knee Arthroplasty
Norman A. Johanson, MD; Paul F. Lachiewicz, MD; Jay R. Lieberman, MD; Paul A. Lotke, MD; Javad Parvizi, MD; Vincent Pellegrini, MD; Theodore A. Stringer, MD; Paul TornettaIII, MD; Robert H. HaralsonIII, MD, MBA; William C. WattersIII, MD
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Disclosure: The authors did not receive any outside funding or grants in support of their research for or preparation of this work. One or more of the authors, or a member of his or her immediate family, received, in any one year, payments or other benefits in excess of $10,000 or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity (DePuy, Bayer Pharm, Stryker, Covidien, Ortho-McNeil, Intrinsic Therapeutics, Blackstone Medical), and one or more of the authors, or a member of his or her immediate family, received, in any one year, payments or other benefits of less than $10,000 or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity (Covidien, DJO Global, Johnson and Johnson).
Disclaimer: This clinical guideline was developed by an AAOS physician volunteer Work Group and is provided as an educational tool based on an assessment of the current scientific and clinical information and accepted approaches to treatment. It is not intended to be a fixed protocol as some patients may require more or less treatment. Patient care and treatment should always be based on a clinician's independent medical judgment given the individual clinical circumstances.

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J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2009 Jul 01;91(7):1756-1757. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.I.00511
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The following recommendations are based on a systematic review of the literature and are evidence-based
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