Post-thrombotic syndrome after total hip arthroplasty
Helm, R. H.
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The prevalence of post-thrombotic syndrome was assessed in 46 patients at least six years following total hip arthroplasty. Patients were examined clinically and sonographically. Post-thrombotic syndrome was diagnosed on the basis of both sonographic and clinical examination. The incidence of post-thrombotic syndrome in our study is 26.1 %. Our study suggests that post-thrombotic syndrome is a common and clinically significant problem following total hip arthroplasty. Anticoagulant therapy in the early postoperative period has not been effective in preventing post-thrombotic syndrome.