The Impact of Risk Assessment on the Implementation of Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Foot and Ankle Surgery

Publication date: Available online 14 November 2013 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Nikiforos Pandelis Saragas , Paulo Norberto Faria Ferrao , Evanthia Saragas , Barry F Jacobson Background The purpose of this prospective study was to determine whether the more frequently quoted, procedure and patient specific risk factors have any impact in the implementation of venous, thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis following foot and ankle surgery. Methods Two hundred and sixteen patients were included in the study. A variety of operative procedures was, carried out with the common denominator being a below knee cast for at least four weeks and, nonweightbearing for an average, of six weeks in 130 patients.

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The Impact of Risk Assessment on the Implementation of Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Foot and Ankle Surgery

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