Deep-vein thrombosis after fracture of the pelvis: assessment with serial duplex-ultrasound screening.

@article{White1990DeepveinTA,
  title={Deep-vein thrombosis after fracture of the pelvis: assessment with serial duplex-ultrasound screening.},
  author={Richard Henry White and James A. Goulet and Timothy J.P. Bray and M M Daschbach and John P McGahan and R. P. Hartling},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1990},
  volume={72 4},
  pages={
          495-500
        }
}
Sixty patients who had had a major fracture of the pelvis and were in stable condition on the orthopaedic ward three to five days after the injury were tested serially with duplex ultrasound, beginning approximately seven days after the injury, in order to determine the incidence of deep-vein thrombosis. Contrast venography was performed to confirm all positive non-invasive studies. Deep-vein thrombosis developed in eight patients (approximately 15 per cent). The thrombosis was in the popliteal… CONTINUE READING

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