Symptomatic Venous Thromboembolism After Adolescent Knee Arthroscopy
J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Nov 17. [Epub ahead of print]
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The frequency of knee arthroscopy procedures is increasing in pediatric and adolescent patients. In general, complications after these procedures in adolescents are uncommon. The purposes of this study are to report the incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in adolescent patients after knee arthroscopy procedures, as well identify risk factors in this patient population.
VTE after adolescent knee arthroscopy has not been well described. The incidence is ∼0.25%. Previously established risk factors for VTE were present in 100% of the affected population. Low-molecular-weight heparin was used to successfully treat this complication.
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- PMID: 27861210 DOI: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000894
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