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ACE Report #3926
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

THA: Heparin does not stop pelvic thrombi but may prevent ipsilateral femoral thrombi

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

The Effect of Intraoperative Heparin Administered During Total Hip Arthroplasty on the Incidence of Proximal Deep Vein Thrombosis Assessed by Magnetic Resonance Venography

J Arthroplasty. 2005 Jan;20(1):42-50

Contributing Authors: GH Westrich EA Salvati N Sharrock HG Potter PM Sanchez TP Sculco

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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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