The clinical course of distal deep venous thrombosis after total hip and total knee arthroplasty, as determined with duplex ultrasonography.

@article{Oishi1994TheCC,
  title={The clinical course of distal deep venous thrombosis after total hip and total knee arthroplasty, as determined with duplex ultrasonography.},
  author={Chihaya Oishi and John C Grady-Benson and Shirley M. Otis and Clifford W. Colwell and R. D. H. Walker},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1994},
  volume={76 11},
  pages={1658-63}
}
Duplex ultrasonography was used to screen 273 consecutive patients, on the fourth day after a total hip or total knee arthroplasty, for the presence of a distal deep venous thrombosis. Patients who had a history of thromboembolic disease or who had an active neoplasm were excluded from the study. Of the 273 patients, twenty-four (9 per cent) were found to have a proximal deep venous thrombosis (a thrombosis involving the femoral or popliteal veins) and forty-one (15 per cent), a distal deep… CONTINUE READING