Prevalence of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism Treated with Mechanical Compression Device After Total Knee Arthroplasty in Asian Patients

Young Hoo Kim, Sourabh S. Kulkarni, Jang Won Park, Jun Shik Kim

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was: (1) to determine the prevalence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) after the use of a mechanical compression device only, without pharmacological thromboprophylaxis; (2) to investigate the factors associated with DVT; and (3) to investigate the natural course of DVT and PE. We reviewed consecutive series of 874 patients (1434 knees) who received treatment with a mechanical compression device only for prevention of DVT after primary TKA. The prevalence of DVT was 6.6% (94 of 1434 knees). Proximal thrombi were found in 6 of 1434 knees (0.4%). No patient had PE on perfusion lung scans. Further sonograms and venograms for the patients with thrombi at 6. months after the operation revealed that all thrombi were resolved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1633-1637
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Volume30
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2015

Keywords

  • Asian patients
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Mechanical compression device
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Total knee arthroplasty

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