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Mobile compression device recommended to prevent DVT after joint surgery

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February 14, 2014
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Research could change how patients are treated to prevent blood clots after joint replacement surgery. A study published has determined that after lower extremity joint replacement surgery, a mobile compression device was just as effective as blood thinners in preventing deep vein thrombosis (DVT), but without negative side effects including bleeding complications.

Research from The Shiley Center for Orthopaedic Research and Education at Scripps Clinic could change how patients are treated to prevent blood clots after joint replacement surgery. A study published today as the lead article in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery determined that after lower extremity joint replacement surgery a mobile compression device was just as effective as blood thinners in preventing deep vein thrombosis (DVT), but without negative side effects including bleeding complications.

The multicenter study, led by Scripps Clinic orthopedic surgeon Clifford Colwell, MD evaluated the efficacy of a mobile compression device that is small and portable enough for patients to use at home for 10 days or longer after joint replacement surgery.

"Blood thinners have long been considered the standard of care to prevent blood clots after orthopedic surgery, but they can have side effects that are concerning for many patients," said Dr. Colwell. "Through this research we have found and established an equally effective means of accomplishing the same goal with an added layer of safety for patients."


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  1. Clifford W. Colwell, Mark I. Froimson, Scott D. Anseth, Nicholas J. Giori, William G. Hamilton, Robert L. Barrack, Knute C. Buehler, Michael A. Mont, Douglas E. Padgett, Pamela A. Pulido, C. Lowery Barnes. A Mobile Compression Device for Thrombosis Prevention in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American), 2014; 96 (3): 177 DOI: 10.2106/JBJS.L.01031

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