RIDGEFIELD, Conn., November 23, 2015 – Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) for the prophylaxis of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) in patients who have undergone hip replacement surgery. There are an estimated 300,000 total hip replacement surgeries performed in the U.S. each year. Without preventive anticoagulant treatment, the incidence of DVT ranges … Read the Rest
Your doctor has prescribed anti-coagulation medications to prevent blood clots and increase the blood flow in your legs. Along with taking your medications as prescribed, T.E.D. anti-embolism stockings will help prevent blood clots in the deep veins of your legs.
What are T.E.D. Anti-embolism stockings?
Commonly referred to as TED Hose – T.E.D. means thrombo-embolic disease/devices. Anti-embolism stockings are long, tight fitting “socks” that keep mild graduated pressure on the legs.
Proper size and fit … Read the Rest
New study identifies risk factors for the complications of a dangerous blood clot 9/16/2010 Rosemont, IL
Risk factors for venous thromboembolism after total hip replacement (THR) surgery were identified in a new study published in the September 2010 issue of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS). While the rate of thromboembolism has been significantly reduced through medication, understanding the risk factors could further reduce the likelihood of patients developing this potentially fatal complication.… Read the Rest
Blood Clots, Blood Thinners and TEDS From the Hip Replacement Handbook by Brian McGroryUpdated 7/2/09
By Brian McGrory Maine Joint Replacement Institute Blood Clots
Arteries are blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart to body tissues and organs. Veins are blood vessels through which blood travels from all parts of the body back to the heart.
A blood clot is a jelly-like mass of thickened blood. The body … Read the Rest
Blood Clots and Blood Thinnersby Dr. Scott Rubinstein August 25, 2007,
Here we are debating a question that has no clear cut answer. All the anticoagulents have side effects. Bleeding and bruising are the most common ones. There are advantages and disadvantages to each and none is the clear cut winner. As far as effectiveness they all seem to be about the same. Each surgeon has their opinions and all can be supported by some … Read the Rest
Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) are major causes of morbidity and mortality in the perioperative period (Figure 1). Despite the availability of effective prophylactic agents, most patients who are at significant risk for postoperative DVT do not receive appropriate preventive care. This article will review the etiology of perioperative DVT and PE, the pharmacology of common anticoagulant therapies, and the risks and benefits of various prophylactic regimens. This article will also review … Read the Rest