Prevention of deep leg vein thrombosis

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Deep vein thrombosis remains a feared complication of injury, surgery and serious acute medical illness. Prevention is required whenever significant risk factors for thrombosis exist. Graded pressure elastic stockings and other physical methods for preventing venous stasis are suitable for patients who are at low to medium risk. Patients at high risk require standard heparin or a low molecular weight heparin. Either form of heparin will do for general surgery, but low molecular weight heparins are better in major joint replacement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-38
Number of pages2
JournalAustralian Prescriber
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Heparin
  • Preventive procedure
  • Warfarin
  • Deep venous thrombosis of lower extremity


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