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Volume:3 Issue:6 Number:37 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #6223
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

Low-molecular-weight heparin prophylaxis may reduce DVT incidence after knee arthroscopy

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OrthoEvidence. Low-molecular-weight heparin prophylaxis may reduce DVT incidence after knee arthroscopy. ACE Report. 2014;3(6):37. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/6223

Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:3
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Deep Venous Thrombosis After Knee Arthroscopy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Arthroscopy. 2014 Mar;30(3):406-12. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2013.12.021.

Contributing Authors: Y Sun D Chen Z Xu D Shi J Dai J Qin Q Jiang

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13 studies (4 RCTs, 9 prospective level IV studies) comprised of 3,998 patients were analyzed in this systematic review/meta-analysis to investigate any prophylaxis appearing in literature used to prevent deep venous thrombosis (DVT) after arthroscopic knee surgery. Upon analysis, patients who received low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) prophylaxis had a pooled risk ratio of 0.18 for the developm...

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