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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #10294
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

Routine thromboprophylaxis with anticoagulants unnecessary following nonmajor knee arthroscopy


Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

No effectiveness of anticoagulants for thromboprophylaxis after non-major knee arthroscopy: a systemic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

J Thromb Thrombolysis. 2018 May;45(4):562-570

Contributing Authors: XY Pan Q Tang G Zheng P Shang HX Liu

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Synopsis

Eight randomized controlled trials were selected for inclusion in this meta-analysis which compared rates of thromboembolic complications between groups administered anticoagulants for chemoprophylaxis and control groups following knee arthroscopy. Subgroup analysis was performed for cases of nonmajor knee arthroscopy (ie. procedures without ligament reconstruction). The overall rate of deep vein ...

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