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Ann Plast Surg. 2011 Mar;66(3):306-9. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0b013e3181e35c79.

Approach to venous thromboembolism prophylaxis: are we evolving fast enough in plastic surgery?

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  • 1Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA.


Venous thromboembolism has become a target for research by the American Society of Plastic Surgery. The current article reviews the steps that plastic surgeons and the American Society of Plastic Surgery have taken for creating guidelines in our field. We summarized the current reported incidences of venous thromboembolism in various plastic surgical procedures, and reviewed the current efforts that the society is taking to address the burden of this deadly preventable disease.

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