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Table 3 Venous thromboembolism rates for each prophylaxis category and surgical procedure

From: Equivalent VTE rates after total joint arthroplasty using thromboprophylaxis with aspirin versus potent anticoagulants: retrospective analysis of 4562 cases across a diverse healthcare system

  Percent of population VTE Rate
Aspirin alone, % (n) 47.3% (2158) 0.5% (11)
Single potent anticoagulant (low-molecular-weight heparin, warfarin, factor Xa inhibitor), % (n) 29.0% (1322) 0.5% (7)
Anti-platelet agents other than aspirin/ multiple anticoagulants, % (n) 21.5% (981) 1.0% (9)
Low dose subcutaneous unfractionated heparin alone or no anticoagulation, % (n) 2.2% (101) 2.0% (2)
Total hip arthroplasty, % (n) 38% (1736) 0.5% (9)
Total knee arthroplasty, % (n) 62% (2826) 0.7% (20)