The incidence of deep venous thrombosis after total hip replacement using Dextran 70 prophylaxis—A venographic study

  • F. McManus


Sixty consecutive patients who underwent Charnley low friction arthroplasty of the hip were investigated for the presence of deep vein thrombosis. All were given Dextran 70 prophylaxis. Using bilateral venography on the ninth post-operative day an incidence of 6.6 per cent was found. The findings are discussed.


Pulmonary Embolism Dextran Deep Vein Thrombosis Venous Thrombosis Deep Venous Thrombosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. McManus
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  1. 1.Cappagh Orthopaedic Hospital and Joint Replacement CentreDublin

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