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AAOS2018: Routine chemoprophylaxis for VTE unnecessary in fractures of tibia and distally

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March 2018

AAOS2018: Routine chemoprophylaxis for VTE unnecessary in fractures of tibia and distally

Vol: 7| Issue: 3| Number:29| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Chemoprophylaxis for Venous Thromboembolism in Operative Treatment of Fractures of the Tibia and Distally: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Contributing Authors:
S Morshed J Patterson

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Five randomized controlled trials were included in this meta-analysis comparing the rates of venous thromboembolism and clinically-relevant venous thromboembolism after operative management of fractures in the tibia and distally between chemoprophylaxis groups and control groups. While a significant reduction in the incidence of venous thromboembolism overall was observed with chemoprophylaxis, no...

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