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Aspirin After Joint Surgery?

Arthritis Today—August 1, 2018

Arthritis Today reported on a study that found that aspirin could prevent blood clots as effectively as the blood thinner rivaroxaban after a total joint replacement.

HSS hip and knee surgeon Geoffrey H. Westrich, MD, explained that "there are studies that show aspirin alone is very effective, and a more potent anticoagulant may not be needed for standard-risk patients."

This article appeared in the August 2018 print issue.

 

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