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Incidence of deep venous thrombosis after temporary joint spanning external fixation for complex lower extremity injuries.

Authors
  • Sems, Stephen Andrew
  • Levy, Bruce A
  • Dajani, Khaled
  • Herrera, Diego A
  • Templeman, David C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2009
Volume
66
Issue
4
Pages
1164–1166
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/TA.0b013e318183801e
PMID: 19359931
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The incidence of DVT in patients treated with a protocol of early joint spanning external fixation and LMWH administration does not exceed historical controls. The early restoration of limb length, alignment, and stability allows early mobilization, which may contribute to the prevention of DVT.

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