A 34-year-old member asked:
Aspirin use after orthopedic surgery? do dvt/clot prevention properties outweigh bleeding/delayed healing concerns? some docs prescribe, others don't
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Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
See below: The Aspirin dose used for thinning blood is no where near the anti inflammatory dose. Because of this there is a low risk of slowing healing. The risk of clots is now a major concern and recent studies show it is a safe and effective way of preventing them.
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surgery 57 years experience
Probably: Low risk of use in that setting.
Also used after cardiac and vascular surgery.
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Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
It is a common drug-: -used 2 prevent clots,& very safe. All other alternatives have higher complication rates. & yes it does vary from surgeon 2 surgeon.
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