Indications for the treatment of deep venous thrombosis following total knee replacement.

@article{Lotke1984IndicationsFT,
  title={Indications for the treatment of deep venous thrombosis following total knee replacement.},
  author={Paul A. Lotke and Malcolm L Ecker and Abass Alavi and Henry Berkowitz},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1984},
  volume={66 2},
  pages={202-8}
}
The diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis in the lower extremity has usually been thought to mandate the initiation of anticoagulation therapy. However, there has been evidence to show that this approach may not be necessary for deep venous thrombosis at or distal to the knee, and that the risks of treatment may be greater than those of the thrombosis itself. One hundred and seventy-five patients who underwent total knee replacement were examined postoperatively by venography, plethysmography… CONTINUE READING
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