Learn More
In a prospective trial of preventing deep vein thrombosis electrical stimulation of the calf muscles of one leg was used in 110 patients undergoing major surgery. Deep vein thrombosis was detected by means of the (125)I-fibrinogen uptake test in nine of the stimulated legs and in 23 of the unstimulated legs. It is suggested that this technique, which is(More)
Above-knee graduated compression stockings are effective in preventing postoperative deep vein thrombosis, but are more expensive and less acceptable than below-knee stockings. One hundred and fourteen patients undergoing major abdominal surgery were randomly allocated to wear above-knee or below-knee graduated compression stockings. Deep vein thromboses(More)