This trial randomized post-THA patients to dalteparin or ASA for 28 days (after 10 days of dalteparin) and found no significant difference in VTE or bleeding rates. After 10 days of dalteparin, 28 days of ASA is safe and effective for VTE prevention post-THA (abstract)
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.