Calf compression for prevention of thromboembolism following hip surgery
1983 (English)In: Acta Orthopaedica, ISSN 1745-3674, E-ISSN 1745-3682, Vol. 54, no 6, 896-899 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A prospective, randomized trial of the effect of graded compression of the calf was done in 62 patients operated on electively for hip disease. After total hip arthroplasty, compression reduced the number of positive fibrinogen uptake tests by two-thirds, significant only in males, who seem to run a higher risk of thrombosis than females.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Informa Healthcare, 1983. Vol. 54, no 6, 896-899 p.
hip prosthesis, postoperative complications, prevention, thromboembolism
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-110727DOI: 10.3109/17453678308992929ISI: A1983RZ84700021PubMedID: 6367345OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-110727DiVA: diva2:758045