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Volume:2 Issue:7 Number:381 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #2688
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

DVT Prophylaxis in Total Knee Arthroplasty

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OrthoEvidence. DVT Prophylaxis in Total Knee Arthroplasty. ACE Report. 2013;2(7):381. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/2688

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

A Meta-Analysis of Thromboembolic Prophylaxis in Total Knee Arthroplasty

J Arthroplasty. 2001 Apr;16(3):293-300.

Contributing Authors: Brookenthal Freedman Lotke Fitzgerald Lonner

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A meta analysis was performed to determine the safety and efficacy of various venous thromboembolism prophylaxis agents in TKA. The results of fourteen trials (n =3482) utilizing bilateral venography to assess the presence of DVT among different treatment groups were used. The results showed that all agents considered except dextran and ASA protected significantly better against DVT than placebo....

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