TKA prophylaxis: Risk-dependent anticoagulation safer than routine anticoagulation
DVT prophylaxis after TKA: routine anticoagulation vs risk screening approach - a randomized studyJ Arthroplasty. 2013 Dec;28(10):1868-73. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2013.05.025. Epub 2013 Jun 21.
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673 patients undergoing primary or a staged bilateral total knee arthroplasty (900 procedures) were randomized to receive thromboprophylactic treatment either based on their level of risk for deep venous thrombosis (DVT), or according to a routine anticoagulation protocol. The purpose of this study was to compare these two protocols on the resulting incidence of deep vein thrombosis and wound comp...
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