DVT Prophylaxis in Nonmajor Orthopedic Surgery

A 45-year-old male patient tore his right anterior cruciate ligament playing soccer with his son. He underwent an uncomplicated ligament repair of his right knee. His medications included a daily multivitamin and 25 mg of hydrochlorothiazide daily. Postoperatively, his temperature was 97.5 degrees F, his blood pressure was 128/75 mmHg, his heart rate was 62 bpm, and he had an oxygen saturation of 97% on room air. Per the surgeon, he will be unable to bear any weight on his right leg for the next 3 weeks.

What is the best medical treatment to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT) on discharge?

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