For more information about having a safer surgery, please visit these websites and resources (Click on the image):
Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) including Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE) prevention
Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States
Although very rare, some people may have a rare reaction to certain anesthetics. If you or a family member ever had a very high fever or muscle problems after general anesthesia, the MHAUS is a good place to learn about being evaluated for malignant hyperthermia.
Copyright: Karol A. Gutowski, M.D., Chicago, IL, 2011