THA: Heparin does not stop pelvic thrombi but may prevent ipsilateral femoral thrombi
The Effect of Intraoperative Heparin Administered During Total Hip Arthroplasty on the Incidence of Proximal Deep Vein Thrombosis Assessed by Magnetic Resonance VenographyJ Arthroplasty. 2005 Jan;20(1):42-50
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165 patients undergoing unilateral primary THA, who had comorbidity that predisposed them for deep vein thrombosis (DVT), were randomized to receive a single intraoperative injection of heparin or saline. Over a minimum of 3 months, the 2 groups did not differ in the occurrence of pelvic thrombi. There was also no difference between the two groups in the mean size of thrombi, intraoperative blood ...
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