It’s time to get started on the New Year’s resolutions. For many, becoming healthier will necessitate surgery to repair a painful bunion or ingrown toenail. And for people taking blood thinners, including aspirin, the risk of an invasive procedure is a serious concern.
In conjunction with other clinicians in related specialities at NorthShore University HealthSystem (Skokie Hospital, Evanston Hospital, and Glenbrook Hospital), I authored an analysis to help doctors advise the millions of Americans who take blood thinners how to proceed before foot and ankle surgery. This guideline is published in the December 2014 print issue of Foot & Ankle Specialist® and details what the available evidence tells us about the different risks.
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