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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #12077
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

Anticoagulants not effective at preventing major VTE following knee arthroscopy


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

The effect of anticoagulants on venous thrombosis prevention after knee arthroscopy: a systematic review

Int Orthop. 2019;43(10):2303-2308. 10.1007/s00264-018-4212-4

Contributing Authors: HF Huang JL Tian L Sun XT Yang YK Shen SS Li Q Xie XB Tian

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Synopsis

The use of anticoagulants for lower limb outpatient procedures such as knee arthroscopy is varied, and questions remain. The authors performed a meta-analysis of nine randomized controlled trials. The interventions included low molecular weight heparin (LMWH), Rivaroxaban, and acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), and comparators included no treatment, placebo, and compression stockings. A total of 4290 pa...

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