Importance of Postoperative Hydration and Lower Extremity Elevation in Preventing Deep Venous Thrombosis in Full Abdominoplasty: A Report on 450 Consecutive Cases Over a 37-Year Period.

@article{Keiter2015ImportanceOP,
  title={Importance of Postoperative Hydration and Lower Extremity Elevation in Preventing Deep Venous Thrombosis in Full Abdominoplasty: A Report on 450 Consecutive Cases Over a 37-Year Period.},
  author={John E Keiter and Dana Nicole Johns and William Bradford Rockwell},
  journal={Aesthetic surgery journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={35 7},
  pages={839-41}
}
BACKGROUND Abdominoplasty is a common plastic surgery procedure and has a higher rate of postoperative deep venous thrombosis (DVT) than any other such surgery. DVT prevention remains an important topic in the plastic surgery community. Many surgeons avoid DVT chemoprophylaxis, because they are concerned about the risk of postoperative bleeding. OBJECTIVE This study was performed in order to evaluate postoperative hydration and lower extremity elevation as two alternative methods of aiding… CONTINUE READING
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