Survey of use of thromboprophylaxis for routine total hip replacement by British orthopaedic surgeons

Br J Hosp Med. 1997 May;57(9):427-31.

Abstract

This study looked at current use of thromboprophylaxis for routine total hip replacement surgery among British orthopaedic surgeons. Of those who replied to a postal survey, 85% use chemical prophylaxis, 15% used mechanical prophylaxis and only 1% use no prophylaxis. This showed a significant increase in the number of surgeons using chemical prophylaxis, particularly low molecular weight heparin, compared to a similar survey in 1989.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bandages
  • Decision Making
  • Health Care Surveys
  • Heparin, Low-Molecular-Weight / therapeutic use
  • Hip Prosthesis*
  • Humans
  • Orthopedics / statistics & numerical data*
  • Pulmonary Embolism / prevention & control
  • Thrombolytic Therapy / statistics & numerical data*
  • Thrombophlebitis / prevention & control
  • United Kingdom

Substances

  • Heparin, Low-Molecular-Weight