oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - The future is oral

Volume 16, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



Patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery have one of the highest risks of developing Venous Thrombo Embolism (VTE) - and until now, it has been necessary for patients to self-inject with an anticoagulant after discharge from hospital. However, the advent of oral anticoagulants offers new possibilities.

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