Low incidence of deep vein thrombosis after knee arthroscopy without thromboprophylaxis: a prospective cohort study of 335 patients.

@article{Hoppener2006LowIO,
  title={Low incidence of deep vein thrombosis after knee arthroscopy without thromboprophylaxis: a prospective cohort study of 335 patients.},
  author={Marnix R Hoppener and Harmen Ettema and C. Pieter Henny and Cees C. P. M. Verheyen and Harry Roger B{\"u}ller},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica},
  year={2006},
  volume={77 5},
  pages={767-71}
}
BACKGROUND There is little data on the risk of deep vein thrombosis after knee arthroscopy. PATIENTS AND METHODS We performed a prospective cohort study to establish the incidence of venous thrombo-embolic (VTE) complications after knee arthroscopy in daycare, as detected by bilateral complete compression ultrasonography (CCUS) at day 14 (11-17) postoperatively. 335 patients completed bilateral extended ultrasound. No thromboprophylaxis was given. RESULTS 19 (5.7%; 95% CI: 3.5%-8.7%) showed… CONTINUE READING

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