Flowtron foot-pumps for prevention of venous thromboembolism in total hip and knee replacement

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dc.contributor.author Pitto, Rocco en
dc.contributor.author Koh, CK en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-21T05:16:50Z en
dc.date.available 2014-10-28 en
dc.date.issued 2015-03 en
dc.identifier.citation Journal of orthopaedics, 12(1):35-38 Mar 2015 en
dc.identifier.issn 0972-978X en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34421 en
dc.description.abstract Mechanical prophylaxis with foot-pumps provides an interesting alternative to chemical agents in the prevention of venous thomboembolism following major orthopaedic surgery procedures. The aim of this prospective study was to assess efficacy and safety of the Flowtron(®) foot-pumps system following total hip and knee replacement. The foot pumps were used as main tool for prevention of thromboembolic events, in most cases in association with a variety of chemicals.The primary endpoint of the study was to assess the incidence of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism after total hip and knee replacement. The secondary endpoints included postoperative bleeding, swelling, bruising and wound ooze.424 consecutive patients were included in the study. Symptomatic deep vein thrombosis was detected in 7 patients (1.6%). All symptomatic deep vein thromboses were detected after discharge before the six week follow-up clinic. Five non-fatal pulmonary embolisms occurred (1.2%). Only one patient presented a major wound bleeding (0.2%). The mean difference of swelling of thigh pre-versus postoperatively was only 22.8 mm.In conclusion, thromboembolism prophylaxis after total hip and knee replacement using Flowtron(®) foot-pumps as main prevention tool of an individualised protocol appears effective and safe. This is the first clinical report related to this popular brand of foot pumps. en
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dc.language English en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of orthopaedics en
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dc.title Flowtron foot-pumps for prevention of venous thromboembolism in total hip and knee replacement en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.jor.2014.10.001 en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.begin-page 35 en
pubs.volume 12 en
dc.identifier.pmid 25829750 en
pubs.author-url http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0972978X14000932?via=ihub en
pubs.end-page 38 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 485958 en
pubs.org-id Bioengineering Institute en
pubs.org-id ABI Associates en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id School of Medicine en
pubs.org-id Surgery Department en
dc.identifier.eissn 0972-978X en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-07-21 en
pubs.online-publication-date 2014-11-13 en
pubs.dimensions-id 25829750 en

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