Rivaroxaban for the prevention of venous thromboembolism after total hip or total knee replacement in adults

NICE technology appraisals [TA170] Published date:

This guidance is about when rivaroxaban should be used to reduce the risk of thromboembolism in adults who have surgery to replace their hip or knee joints in the NHS in England and Wales. It explains guidance (advice) from NICE (the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence). It does not cover using rivaroxaban to reduce the risk of venous thromboembolism in adults who have had other types of surgery. It is written for people who are having or have had an operation to replace their hip or knee joints but it may also be useful for their families or carers or anyone with an interestin the topic.

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