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Volume:6 Issue:9 Number:7 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #9468
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

Routine thromboprophylaxis appears unnecessary following knee arthroscopy and lower-leg casting

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OrthoEvidence. Routine thromboprophylaxis appears unnecessary following knee arthroscopy and lower-leg casting. ACE Report. 2017;6(9):7. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/9468

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Thromboprophylaxis after Knee Arthroscopy and Lower-Leg Casting.

N Engl J Med. 2017 Feb 9;376(6):515-525.

Contributing Authors: RG Nelissen S le Cessie A Algra IB Schipper RA van Adrichem B Nemeth FR Rosendaal SC Cannegieter POT-CAST Group

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1543 patients undergoing knee arthroscopy (POT-KAST trial) and 1519 patients undergoing casting of the lower leg (POT-CAST trial) were randomized to receive or not anticoagulant therapy. The aim of these studies was to examine the efficacy of thromboprophylaxis in these groups of patients. The result of these trials indicated that the use of low-molecular-weight heparin did not reduce the rate of ...

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