Intervention(s)Comparison(s)Intervention favoured
DVTPEMB
Prophylaxis vs no prophylaxis
UFHNilNot sig--
Asp(HD) +/− antiplateletsNilNot sigNo events-
Single prophylaxis vs single
UFHLMWHNot sig--
Double prophylaxis vs single
IPCD + UFHLMWH--Not sig
Cost Effectiveness
There is no relevant cost-effectiveness evidence specifically for this population subgroup.

The prophylaxis strategy which is significantly more effective in reducing DVT or PE; or resulting in significantly less major bleeding is stated in bold.

Not sig - not statistically significant difference; ‘-’ = not reported; no events – nobody in the study had the outcome. MB = Major bleeding

From: 20, Spinal injury

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