Ardeparin (low-molecular-weight heparin) vs graduated compression stockings for the prevention of venous thromboembolism. A randomized trial in patients undergoing knee surgery.

@article{Levine1996ArdeparinH,
  title={Ardeparin (low-molecular-weight heparin) vs graduated compression stockings for the prevention of venous thromboembolism. A randomized trial in patients undergoing knee surgery.},
  author={Mark Norman Levine and Michael J. Gent and Jack Hirsh and J{\"u}rgen Weitz and Alexander G. G. Turpie and Pamela J Powers and J A Neemeh and Andrew B. Willan and P. Skingley},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={156 8},
  pages={851-6}
}
BACKGROUND Deep vein thrombosis is common in patients undergoing major knee surgery. Static graduated compression stockings effectively prevent venous thrombosis in general surgery. Because of the demonstrated prophylactic efficacy of pneumatic compression in knee surgery, the similar efficacy of static graduated compression and pneumatic compression in neurosurgery, and the easier use of static graduated compression in knee surgery, graduated static compression stockings were used as the… CONTINUE READING