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Low-molecular-weight heparins (LMWHs) have been shown to be effective in the prevention of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) after major orthopaedic surgery, such as total hip replacement (THR). The… Expand
Enoxaparin, a low-molecular-weight heparin, has been used together with spinal or general anaesthesia in a prospective, randomised study of 188 consecutive elective hip replacements. Bilateral… Expand
Although venous thromboembolism has occasionally been reported after hospital discharge in patients who have undergone total hip replacement (THR), this risk has not been fully quantified and the… Expand
Four trials in which enoxaparin, a low-molecular-weight heparin, was used in patients having hip surgery are reported. In the first two trials, enoxaparin was given before general anesthesia. The… Expand
The main results of three successive prospective clinical trials which represent the successive steps in the definition of once-daily dosing of enoxaparin in elective hip surgery are demonstrated. In… Expand