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DVT and PE prophylaxis in THR Wheeless (Visit this link)

40-60% of THR patients who do not receive prophylaxis will get a DVT (dependment on imaging method);
in contrast, the study by Fender et al (JBJS 1997) showed that the incidence of fatal PE (as diagnosed by postmortem examination) was 4 / 2111 patients (0.19%);
Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics

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