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Thrombosis Incidence in Unilateral vs. Simultaneous Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty with Compression Device Prophylaxis.
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PMID:  23142435     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
This study compares the incidence of venous thromboembolic event (VTE) in 55 patients (110 knees) undergoing simultaneous bilateral TKA with 287 patients (287 knees) undergoing unilateral TKA using a mobile compression device as monotherapy prophylaxis in both groups. All patients were clinically evaluated 3months after surgery with symptomatic confirmed VTE as an endpoint. Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) was documented by duplex ultrasound and pulmonary embolism (PE) was documented by spiral CT. The simultaneous bilateral TKA group had 6 VTEs (10.9%) with 2 PEs (3.6%). The unilateral TKA group had 9 VTEs (3.1%), and 0 PE. Patients undergoing simultaneous bilateral TKA yielded more than twice the rate of VTE compared with patients undergoing unilateral TKA using a mobile compression device as sole thromboprophylactic modality.
Yadin D Levy; Mary E Hardwick; Steven N Copp; Adam S Rosen; Clifford W Colwell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of arthroplasty     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-8406     ISO Abbreviation:  J Arthroplasty     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703515     Medline TA:  J Arthroplasty     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Shiley Center for Orthopaedic Research & Education at Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, California.
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