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Volume:9 Issue:12 Number:5 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #12672
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

Oral Omega-3 Reduces DVT & Pulmonary Embolism Following Hip Fracture Surgery in Elderly Patients

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OrthoEvidence. Oral Omega-3 Reduces DVT & Pulmonary Embolism Following Hip Fracture Surgery in Elderly Patients. ACE Report. 2020;9(12):5. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/12672

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Omega-3 fatty acids reduce post-operative risk of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism after surgery for elderly patients with proximal femoral fractures: a randomized placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trial.

Int Orthop. 2020 Oct;44(10):2089-2093

Contributing Authors: X Zheng Y Li T Liu Z Wang R Jia

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Four hundred and fifty-two elderly patients scheduled for proximal femur fracture surgery were randomized to receive daily omega-3 fatty acid capsules or a placebo for 30 days after surgery. The primary outcome of interest included the incidence of pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Secondary outcomes of interest were the incidence of hematoma evacuation, wound bleeding, wound infe...

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