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Venous thromboembolism clinically detected after hip fracture surgery with prophylaxis in a clinical practice setting

Am J Orthop. 2008 Sep;37(9):470-5. Comp P, Happe LE, Sarnes M, Farrelly E. Clinical trials have shown differences in efficacy among anticoagulants used for venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis after hip fracture surgery, but the applicability of their results is limited by constraints of the clinical trial setting. We conducted this …

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Infection following hip replacement: solution options

Orthopedics. 2008 Sep;31(9):907-8. Haddad FS, Bridgens A. The key to the optimal management of an acutely infected arthroplasty is an expeditious diagnosis with careful assessment of the mode of presentation and treatment variables to determine the appropriate management strategy. At our institution acute infection is managed early and aggressively with …

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Clopidogrel therapy-Implications for hip fracture surgery

NULL Injury. 2008 Oct;39(10):1188-90. Epub 2008 Jul 24. Johansen A, White J, Turk A. It remains unclear whether it is justifiable to delay hip fracture surgery in patients who are taking clopidogrel therapy-to allow the drug’s anti-platelet effect to wear off. In a follow-up of 740 consecutive admissions with hip …

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Avascular necrosis of the femoral head following intramedullary nailing of the femur in a skeletally mature young adult: a case report

NULL Am J Orthop. 2008 Jun;37(6):319-22. Graves RM, Sands KC. Avascular necrosis (AVN) of the femoral head is a well-documented complication of intramedullary nailing (IMN) of femoral shaft fractures in adolescents and children (age range, 10 years to 13 years 10 months). In adults, AVN after IMN has been reported …

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The noisy ceramic hip: is component malpositioning the cause?

NULL J Arthroplasty. 2008 Aug;23(5):643-9. Restrepo C, Parvizi J, Kurtz SM, Sharkey PF, Hozack WJ, Rothman RH. Noisy ceramics bearing surfaces are a recently recognized problem in total hip arthroplasty. Component malposition as a potential cause has been proposed. Squeaking occurred in 28 (2.7%) of 999 patients undergoing ceramic on …

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