Anticoagulation in Elective Spine Cases

Rates of Hematomas Versus Thromboembolic Disease

Dharani Rohit Thota, BA; Carlos A. Bagley, MD; Mazin Al Tamimi, MD; Paul A. Nakonezny, PhD; Michael Van Hal, MD


Spine. 2021;46(13):901-906. 

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In conclusion, this study found that pharmacologic anticoagulation did not significantly decrease the risk of VTE complications after surgery, but it does appear to increase the risk of reoperation for symptomatic hematomas.