Overview of Current Trends and the Future of Thromboprophylaxis in Orthopaedic Surgery

Author(s): Francois Tudor, Chris Hee, Anika Singh, Kemi Akinola, Alexander T. Cohen

Journal Name: Vascular Disease Prevention (Discontinued)

Volume 4 , Issue 2 , 2007


Abstract:

Venous thromboembolic disease (VTE) is a well known risk in orthopaedic and trauma surgery. There is no unified opinion on the best method of prophylaxis and so most orthopaedic departments use very different regimes. We provide an overview of the best prophylactic methods available at present and an insight into the future of VTE prevention.

Keywords: Thromboprophylaxis, orthopaedic surgery, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), Low-Molecular Weight Heparin (LMWH)

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VOLUME: 4
ISSUE: 2
Year: 2007
Page: [171 - 175]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/1567270010704020171
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