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ACE Report #7798
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The effects of intermittent pneumatic compression on DVT after Achilles rupture repair


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Intermittent pneumatic compression reduces the risk of deep vein thrombosis during postoperative lower limb immobilisation

Bone Joint J. 2015 May;97-B(5):675-80

Contributing Authors: E Domeij-Arverud F Labruto A Latifi G Nilsson G Edman PW Ackermann

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Dr. Paul Ackermann discusses the effect of intermittent pneumatic compression on DVT during postoperative lower limb immobilisation following Achilles tendon rupture.

Synopsis

One hundred and fifty patients who underwent Achilles tendon rupture repair surgery were randomized to receive either intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) for six hours a day under an orthosis (Aircast XP Walker, DJO LLC) for two weeks, or standard treatment in a plaster cast without IPC. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of IPC on rates of deep vein thrombosis (DVT.) The ...

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