Prevention of thromboembolic disease by external pneumatic compression in patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty.

@article{Lr1977PreventionOT,
  title={Prevention of thromboembolic disease by external pneumatic compression in patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty.},
  author={Pedegana Lr and Burgess Em and Moore Aj and Carpenter Ml},
  journal={Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research},
  year={1977},
  pages={190}
}
: A prospective study was undertaken in order to test the efficacy of intermittent calf compression for prevention of thromboembolism in patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty. The patients were studied pre- and postoperatively by routine Doppler ultrasound examinations in addition to clinical assessment. Statistically significant evidence substantiates the view that intermittent calf compression decreased the incidence of thr thromboembolic problem. 

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