AAOS2018: Routine chemoprophylaxis for VTE unnecessary in fractures of tibia and distally
Chemoprophylaxis for Venous Thromboembolism in Operative Treatment of Fractures of the Tibia and Distally: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
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Five randomized controlled trials were included in this meta-analysis comparing the rates of venous thromboembolism and clinically-relevant venous thromboembolism after operative management of fractures in the tibia and distally between chemoprophylaxis groups and control groups. While a significant reduction in the incidence of venous thromboembolism overall was observed with chemoprophylaxis, no...
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