A meta-analysis of thromboembolic prophylaxis following elective total hip arthroplasty.

@article{Freedman2000AMO,
  title={A meta-analysis of thromboembolic prophylaxis following elective total hip arthroplasty.},
  author={Kevin Blake Freedman and Keith R. Brookenthal and Robert H. Fitzgerald and Susan H. Williams and Jess H. Lonner},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2000},
  volume={82-A 7},
  pages={929-38}
}
BACKGROUND Although several agents have been shown to reduce the risk of thromboembolic disease, there is no clear preference for thromboembolic prophylaxis in elective total hip arthroplasty. The purpose of this study was to define the efficacy and safety of the agents that are currently used for prophylaxis against deep venous thrombosis -- namely, low-molecular-weight heparin, warfarin, aspirin, low-dose heparin, and pneumatic compression. METHODS A Medline search identified all randomized… CONTINUE READING
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