Clinical benefit of graduated compression stockings for prevention of venous thromboembolism after total knee arthroplasty: post hoc analysis of a phase 3 clinical study of edoxaban

@inproceedings{Fuji2016ClinicalBO,
  title={Clinical benefit of graduated compression stockings for prevention of venous thromboembolism after total knee arthroplasty: post hoc analysis of a phase 3 clinical study of edoxaban},
  author={Takeshi Fuji and Satoru Fujita and Tetsuya Kimura and Kei Ibusuki and Kenji Abe and Shintaro Tachibana and Mashio Nakamura},
  booktitle={Thrombosis journal},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND Guidelines from the Japanese Circulation Society recommend prophylaxis with anticoagulation plus intermittent pneumatic compression or graduated compression stockings (GCS) among patients at the highest risk for developing venous thromboembolism (VTE). However, the benefits of concomitant GCS use for patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and receiving anticoagulation remain unknown. In this study, the efficacy of GCS plus anticoagulation compared with anticoagulation… CONTINUE READING

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