Pulmonary embolism. Incidence in primary cemented and uncemented total hip arthroplasty using low-dose sodium warfarin prophylaxis.

@article{Wolf1992PulmonaryEI,
  title={Pulmonary embolism. Incidence in primary cemented and uncemented total hip arthroplasty using low-dose sodium warfarin prophylaxis.},
  author={L R Wolf and William James Hozack and Richard A. Balderston and Robert E. Booth and Richard H. Rothman},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={1992},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={465-70}
}
During a 5 1/2-year period from January 1984 to July 1989, 736 patients between the ages of 50 and 75 with a diagnosis of osteoarthritis had either cemented or uncemented primary total hip arthroplasty. Patients were treated with low-dose sodium warfarin for prophylaxis against pulmonary embolism and had preoperative and postoperative serial lung scanning. The overall incidence of pulmonary embolism was not statistically different between the cemented and uncemented groups (3.87% and 6.19… CONTINUE READING

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