- Sep 21, 2015
- Tallahassee, Florida
I'm seeking advice and suggestions regarding warfarin protocols and alternative options to bridging with lovenox prior to and following arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus. I've read other posts on this subject in general (thank you especially pellicle) but I am interested in knowing if there are other viable options for this type of surgery, which I understand is relatively simply and quick, like 20 minutes. I've yet to coordinate with my cardiologist and PCP because I value the experience and insights from you folks even more, although I'm not sure I'm going to have much of a choice in the matter. I have a mechanical valve in the mitral position, self-test, and maintain an INR close to 3.5. My torn meniscus is sitting in a swollen pool of mostly blood, by the way.