Deep-vein thrombosis prophylaxis in orthopedic surgery: hip surgery.

  title={Deep-vein thrombosis prophylaxis in orthopedic surgery: hip surgery.},
  author={Michael Rud Lassen and S Backs and Lars Carl Borris and M Kaltoft-S\orenson and H Coff-Ganes and Elisabeth Jeppesen},
  journal={Seminars in thrombosis and hemostasis},
  volume={25 Suppl 3},
Hip replacement surgery carries a high risk of thromboembolic complications, and pharmacological prophylaxis is routinely adopted in clinical practice. Meta-analyses have indicated that low molecular weight heparins (LMWHs) are clinically superior to conventional prophylaxis with unfractionated heparin. These analyses have regarded LMWHs as one chemical entity, despite differences in their physicochemical, biological, and pharmacodynamic properties. Comparing data from trials of different LMWHs… CONTINUE READING