MINOR SURGERY type of surgery
This does not refer to
but rather length of anesthesia < 45 minutes.
MAJOR SURGERY general
or regional anesthesia time >45 minutes
are included. These include open, laparoscopic, or arthroscopic procedures. Reoperations
during the same hospitalization count for 2 points each if the anesthesia time exceeds 45 minutes.
MAJOR LOWER EXTREMITY ARTHROPLASTY 10 and above the VTE risk is significantly greater . If the procedure is being done as a result of a hip fracture preoperative screening may be beneficial.
These procedures are high-risk however if additional risk factors are present that further increases the risk. It has been shown that once the score reaches