Deep vein thrombosis after elective knee surgery. An incidence study in 312 patients.

@article{Stringer1989DeepVT,
  title={Deep vein thrombosis after elective knee surgery. An incidence study in 312 patients.},
  author={Mark David Stringer and C A Steadman and A R Hedges and Elsa Mary Thomas and Timothy R. Morley and Vijay Vir Kakkar},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={1989},
  volume={71 3},
  pages={492-7}
}
The incidence of venous thromboembolism after elective knee surgery has previously been studied almost exclusively in patients receiving total knee replacements, in whom the risk of a deep vein thrombosis is approximately 60%. We report the results of ipsilateral ascending venography in 312 patients undergoing a wide variety of elective knee operations under tourniquet ischaemia, none of whom received any specific prophylaxis against thromboembolism. Total knee replacement was confirmed to… CONTINUE READING

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