Thromboprophylaxis ‘not supported’ for ankle fracture surgery

Thromboprophylaxis ‘not supported’ for ankle fracture surgery

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Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is rare in patients who undergo ankle fracture surgery, say researchers who believe that routine use of thromboprophylaxis is unnecessary in this population. Pelet et al therefore conclude that, in the absence of evidence, thromboprophylaxis use is not supported for patients undergoing ankle fracture surgery.

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