Aria Darius Darbandi1, Ghulam H Saadat2*, Bennet A Butler3 and Faran Bokhari2
1California University of Science and Medicine, USA
2Department of Trauma and Burn Surgery, John H Stroger Hospital of Cook County, USA
3Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, USA
Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate factors associated with post-discharge Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) within 30-days of hip fracture surgery. Method: 96,870 cases with acute hip fractures were identified from a national retrospective database. We only included patients who received intramedullary nail fixation, extramedullary implant fixation, or hemiarthroplasty. Results: Factors associated with post-discharge VTE include age above 75, 5-item modified frailty index ≥ 0.6, COPD, dyspnea, disseminated cancer, chronic steroid use, intramedullary nailing, medical co-management, and pathological fractures. Conclusion: The current study suggests specific factors independently associated with postdischarge VTE following hip fracture.
Darbandi AD, Saadat GH, Butler BA, Bokhari F. Who Should Get Extended Thromboprophylaxis after Hip Fracture Surgery? A Database Study Examining Risk Factors for Post-Discharge Venous Thromboembolism. Clin Surg. 2021; 6: 3294..