Thromboembolic disease after foot and ankle surgery.

@article{Hanslow2006ThromboembolicDA,
  title={Thromboembolic disease after foot and ankle surgery.},
  author={Sarah S Hanslow and Les Grujic and Henry Kim Slater and Darren Chen},
  journal={Foot & ankle international},
  year={2006},
  volume={27 9},
  pages={693-5}
}
BACKGROUND The incidence and potential life-threatening complications of thromboembolic disease after major orthopaedic surgery has been extensively studied. However, there are two studies pertaining to the incidence of thromboembolic disease after foot and ankle surgery, the findings of which suggest that the incidence is too low to justify routine thromboprophylaxis. METHODS This is a retrospective study identifying the incidence of thromboembolic disease after foot and ankle surgery in the… CONTINUE READING

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