Deep venous thrombosis risk assessment, incidence, and prophylaxis in foot and ankle surgery.

@article{Slaybaugh2003DeepVT,
  title={Deep venous thrombosis risk assessment, incidence, and prophylaxis in foot and ankle surgery.},
  author={Randall S Slaybaugh and Bradley D Beasley and Eric G Massa},
  journal={Clinics in podiatric medicine and surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={269-89}
}
As discussed in this review, DVT and PE are dangerous clinical diagnoses that can occur following foot and ankle surgery. The authors have provided a clinical protocol, a risk assessment tool, and treatment guidelines for this condition that can be applied to the everyday practice of foot and ankle surgeons. Unlike recommendations in previous studies, the authors believe that podiatric and orthopedic surgeons operating on the foot and ankle should evaluate each patient carefully and consider… CONTINUE READING

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