What is it about?

Deep venous thrombosis (DVT), which is often associated with pulmonary embolism, is a serious complication after total knee arthroplasty.

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Why is it important?

Pre-operative thrombolytic activity before knee arthroplasty may be a marker for DVT after total knee arthroplasty.


DVT after surgery may be avoided by GTT measurement.

Junichiro Yamamoto

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This page is a summary of: Enhanced pre-operative thrombolytic status is associated with the incidence of deep venous thrombosis in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty, Thrombosis Journal, January 2014, Springer Science + Business Media,
DOI: 10.1186/1477-9560-12-11.
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