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ACE Report #8302
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Simultaneous vs. alternate compression systems for prevention of DVT after TKA


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Comparison of Simultaneous and Alternate Bilateral Pneumatic Compression in Hemodynamic Effects and Thromboprophylaxis After Total Knee Arthroplasty

Clin Appl Thromb Hemost. 2015 Oct;21(7):653-60.

Contributing Authors: JS Choi HS Han YH Choi JH Kwon HY Ahn

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Synopsis

57 patients who underwent TKA without thromboprophylaxis were randomized to receive one of two intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) therapies for prevention of deep vein thrombosis (DVT): alternate sequential compression or simultaneous sequential compression. The purpose of the study was to compare hemodynamic parameters and the incidence of DVT between treatments to determine if one system w...

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