A multimodality regimen for deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis in total knee arthroplasty.

@article{Reitman2003AMR,
  title={A multimodality regimen for deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis in total knee arthroplasty.},
  author={Richard D Reitman and Roger Hill Emerson and Linda L Higgins and Tiffera R Tarbox},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2003},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={161-8}
}
Data indicate that deep venous thrombosis (DVT) occurs at the time of knee arthroplasty. Nevertheless, literature concerning DVT prophylaxis has only recently addressed this contention. This prospective study evaluated the efficacy of a perioperative prophylactic regimen. Between January 1996 and June 2001, 1,308 knees (964 surgeries) underwent total knee arthroplasty. Patients were treated routinely with intraoperative heparin (1000 units intravenous push before inflation of the tourniquet and… CONTINUE READING
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