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MISCELLANEOUS
Year : 2004  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 178-182

Deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis- A multicentric study


1 Department of Orthopaedics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Orthopaedics, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
3 Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, India
4 Sant Parmanand Hospital, New Delhi, India

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S Bhan
Department of Orthopaedics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
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Background : Deep vein thrombosis is a common complication after hip and knee surgery. Ideal prophylaxis is still not available. Methods : In a controlled trial, 30 patients in group I were not given any thromboprophylaxis while 100 patients in group II were put on mechanical prophylaxis. Results: Seven patients in group I developed DVT while no patient in group II had this complications. Conclusion : Mechanical prophylaxis may be a safe tool in preventing DVT.


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