Is chronic spinal cord injury associated with increased risk of venous thromboembolism?

@article{Lamb1993IsCS,
  title={Is chronic spinal cord injury associated with increased risk of venous thromboembolism?},
  author={Geoffrey C. Lamb and M A Tomski and Joely Kaufman and Dennis J. Maiman},
  journal={The Journal of the American Paraplegia Society},
  year={1993},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={153-6}
}
To determine the incidence of symptomatic thromboembolism in patients with chronic spinal cord injury, a retrospective review of patients followed in a Veteran's Affairs Spinal Cord Injury Unit was conducted. Followed for a mean of 13.7 years after injury, 287 patients were reviewed. Forty events were identified, an incidence of 10 percent. Thirty-three (83 percent) occurred in the first 6 months following injury. The remainder occurred at 1, 1.5, 7, 9, 10, 12, and 14 years after injury, an… CONTINUE READING