Addition of graduated compression stockings to fondaparinux did not reduce risk for venous thromboembolism after hip surgery

January 2008
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 148 Issue 1, p21
Academic Journal
The article presents a clinical study that evaluates the efficacy of the combination of fondaparinux and graduated compression stockings in preventing venous thromboembolism in patients who were having hip surgery. A randomized controlled study was conducted on 856 patients ages from 18 to 99 years old. The patients were treated with fondaparinux plus continuous use of graduated compression stockings for 35 to 49 days. It is concluded that the combination did not prevent venous thromboembolism.


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