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
Deep Venous Thrombosis After Knee Arthroscopy: A Systematic Review and Meta-AnalysisArthroscopy. 2014 Mar;30(3):406-12. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2013.12.021.
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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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