August 2002 AAOS Report

OREF seeks input on use of DVT prophylaxis

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) is seeking input from orthopaedic surgeons about usage of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) prophylaxis in their total hip and total knee arthroplasty patients. OREF encourages orthopaedists to take a few minutes to respond to the on-line survey, posted on OREF's Web site>. The results of this survey should be of significant interest and benefit to the orthopaedic community, as DVT continues to be an important patient safety issue confronting the orthopaedists in their practice. Please take a few minutes to visit the OREF web site, and respond to this important survey. Deadline for responding is September 13, 2002. For more information, please contact Judy Sherr at

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