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Haemostasis. 1993 Mar;23 Suppl 1:20-6.

Incidence and prophylaxis of deep venous thrombosis in outpatients with injury of the lower limb.

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Hospital for Surgery, Medical University of L├╝beck, FRG.

Abstract

253 outpatients were included in a prospective randomized study. All patients had incidence of injuries of the lower limb immobilized by a plaster cast. 126 patients (group I) received a subcutaneous injection of Fraxiparin daily, and 127 patients (group II) received no thromboprophylaxis. Without prophylaxis 21 (16.5%) cases developed a thrombosis, and with prophylaxis a thrombosis could be proven in 6 (4.8%) patients only (p < 0.01). Thus, for all patients with an injury of the lower limb being immobilized by a plaster cast, a thromboprophylaxis with a low-molecular-weight heparin is recommended.

PMID:
8388353
DOI:
10.1159/000216905
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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