Portable compression device and low-molecular-weight heparin compared with low-molecular-weight heparin for thromboprophylaxis after total joint arthroplasty.

@article{Edwards2008PortableCD,
  title={Portable compression device and low-molecular-weight heparin compared with low-molecular-weight heparin for thromboprophylaxis after total joint arthroplasty.},
  author={John Z Edwards and Pamela A. Pulido and Kace A. Ezzet and Steven N. Copp and R. D. H. Walker and Clifford W. Colwell},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 8},
  pages={1122-7}
}
This preliminary prospective study to determine the rate of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) examined 277 patients undergoing total knee or total hip arthroplasty (TKA or THA) who were randomized to use a portable, continuous enhanced circulation therapy (CECT) compression device and low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) or to receive LMWH alone. Patients were screened for DVT using duplex ultrasound at hospital discharge and followed clinically for 3 months. In TKA, 5 DVTs (6.6%) occurred in the… CONTINUE READING

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