Portable compression device in addition to LMWH lowers DVT rate after TKA
Portable Compression Device and Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin Compared With Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin for Thromboprophylaxis After Total Joint ArthroplastyJ Arthroplasty. 2008 Dec;23(8):1122-7. Epub 2008 Apr 2
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277 patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (n=153) and total hip arthroplasty (n=124) were randomized to use a portable continuous enhanced circulation therapy (CECT) compression device, in addition to low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH), or receive low-molecular-weight heparin alone. The results after 3 months indicated that in the patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty, the risk for de...
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