Deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism after major reconstructive operations on the spine. A prospective analysis of three hundred and seventeen patients.

@article{Smith1994DeepVT,
  title={Deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism after major reconstructive operations on the spine. A prospective analysis of three hundred and seventeen patients.},
  author={Melvin D Smith and Eric L Bressler and John E. Lonstein and Robert B. Winter and Manuel R. Pinto and Francis Denis},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1994},
  volume={76 7},
  pages={980-5}
}
We performed a prospective study of 317 patients in order to determine the prevalence of deep venous thrombosis after reconstructive operations on the spine; 126 of the patients were examined with duplex ultrasound assessments of the lower extremities to ensure that no asymptomatic thrombi were being missed. Thigh-high stockings and sequential pneumatic… CONTINUE READING