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Patients with OA, RA have similar risks of VTE following TKA

April 27, 2015

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Patients with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis who underwent total knee arthroplasty had similar postoperative risks for developing deep vein thrombosis, according to study findings.

The Japanese Study of Prevention and Actual Situation of Venous Thromboembolism After Total Knee Arthroplasty, a hospital-based, prospective cohort study, was used to recruit 1,288 patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty (TKA), 1,084 of whom had osteoarthritis (OA) and 204 of whom had rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Mean patient age at time of TKA was 75 years in patients with OA and 67.5 years for patients with RA.

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