Prophylaxis of deep venous thrombosis after total hip arthroplasty by using intermittent compression of the plantar venous plexus.

@article{Stannard1996ProphylaxisOD,
  title={Prophylaxis of deep venous thrombosis after total hip arthroplasty by using intermittent compression of the plantar venous plexus.},
  author={James P. Stannard and Ronald M. Harris and Andrew Bucknell and Alda F. Cossi and J Ward and Edward D. Arrington},
  journal={American journal of orthopedics},
  year={1996},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={127-34}
}
A randomized, prospective, blinded study comparing the efficacy of prophylaxis of deep venous thrombosis by using (A) heparin-aspirin therapy, (B) intermittent pulsatile pneumatic-pump compression of the plantar venous plexus, or (C) both methods, was conducted in patients undergoing elective total hip replacement arthroplasty. Duplex ultrasonography was obtained in all 75 patients before surgery, at 1 week, and 2 weeks after surgery, to detect the presence or absence of deep venous thrombosis… CONTINUE READING
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