Technology Appraisal Guidance No. 170
Source: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
1.1 Rivaroxaban, within its marketing authorisation, is recommended as an option for the prevention of venous thromboembolism in adults having elective total hip replacement surgery or elective total knee replacement surgery.
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Rivaroxaban for the Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism after Total Hip or Knee Replacement in Adults.
Issue Date: April 2009
Review Date: February 2012