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Anticoagulant use in femoral neck fracture in adults

M B Eskander, D Limb, M H Stone, A J Furlong, D Shardlow, D Stead, G Culleton
Two hundred and thirty-eight patients with femoral neck fractures were entered into a randomised pilot study comparing the use of sequential treatment by 'Flowtron DVT' garments in the perioperative period followed by Enoxaparin (Clexane-Rhône-Poulenc Rorer), and Enoxaparin alone. One hundred and ninety-three patients were excluded indicating the difficulty of achieving pure comparisons in this population. The remaining 44 were randomised: 21 received Enoxaparin from the time of admission, and 23 had sequential treatment...
1997: International Orthopaedics
D M Smith, C H Oliver, C T Ryder, F E Stinchfield
In a retrospective computerized study of 451 Austin Moore arthroplasties (211 for acute hip fractures and 240 for hip reconstruction), the operative and general complications were correlated with the historical, preoperative, operative, and early and late postoperative factors usually thought to influence the results. Wound complications were significantly associated with diabetes and fracture, obesity and fracture, and procedures lasting two hours or more. General complications showing significant associations were: death or pneumonia with fractures, phlebitis with obesity, and myocardial infarction with fracture...
January 1975: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
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