Low-dose heparin and deep-vein thrombosis after total hip replacement.

The effect of subcutaneous low-dose heparin on postoperative deep-vein thrombosis (D.V.T.) (diagnosed by the 125I-labelled fibrinogen test) has been investigated in a trial of 143 patients undergoing the operation of total hip replacement. Two randomized studies were carried out: in one the scanning for D.V.T. was carried out daily for 7 days… (More)