Fatal pulmonary embolism following elective total hip arthroplasty: a 12-year study.

Abstract

AIMS The place of thromboprophylaxis in arthroplasty surgery remains controversial, with a challenging requirement to balance prevention of potentially fatal venous thrombo-embolism with minimising wound-related complications leading to deep infection. We compared the incidence of fatal pulmonary embolism in patients undergoing elective primary total hip… (More)
DOI: 10.1302/0301-620X.98B5.34996

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