Prophylaxis of thrombo/embolic complications in hip surgery.
ABSTRACT The problem of the prophylaxis of post-operative phlebitis and pulmonary embolism, which may sometimes be fatal, has received considerable attention in recent medical literature. The combined experience of the Division of Orthopaedics and Traumatology and the Division of Vascular Surgery of the United Hospitals of Bergamo in the prevention of these complications in surgery of the hip are reported. The efficiency of drugs inhibiting platelet aggregation in patients suffering from vascular disease other than thrombophlebitis has already been reported in a previous study, and is now confirmed in its application to orthopaedic surgery (Losapio G. M., Setti M., et al.).