Sussman, Bernard J.; Fitch, Thomas S. P.; Carroll, Bruce J.
March 1961
Angiology;Mar1961, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p95
Academic Journal
1. Five cases of thrombophlebitic complication were encountered among 44 patients undergoing surgery for a lumbar disc herniation. This is an incidence of 11 per cent, 2. Excessive preoperative bed rest characterized the group suffering this complication. 3. All postoperative patients so affected were women, 4. In all cases, the limb affected was the same lower extremity that was disabled by sciatic pain, 5. A male patient with foot drop, who did not undergo surgery, also developed thrombophlebitis. 6. Recommendations for averting this compliaction have been made.


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