Venous Thromboembolism After Shoulder Arthoplasty and Arthroscopy.
The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) in the orthopaedic literature largely focuses on lower extremity trauma and arthroplasty, with relatively few investigations of VTE after shoulder surgery. Because the rate of shoulder surgery, especially arthroplasty, continues to expand, it is important for practicing surgeons to understand the magnitude of risk, potential consequences, and prevention methods with regard to VTE. VTE after shoulder surgery has been a topic of increasing interest over the past decade, and the purpose of this review is to examine the recent literature on pathophysiology, risk factors, incidence, diagnosis, sequelae, prevention, treatment, and current recommendations regarding VTE after shoulder surgery.
Rapp CM, Shields EJ, Wiater BP, Wiater JM. Venous Thromboembolism After Shoulder Arthoplasty and Arthroscopy. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2019 Apr 15;27(8):265-274. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-17-00763. PMID: 30480588.