“This milestone represents the fourth FDA-approved indication for PRADAXA in five years — a testament to the company’s continued leadership in the evolution of anticoagulation care for patients and clinicians,” said Sabine Luik, MD, senior vice president, Medicine & Regulatory Affairs, Boehringer Ingelheim. “PRADAXA has the longest real-world experience of any novel oral anticoagulant, and we are dedicated to ongoing research. Physicians and patients
|By Dr. Scott Rubinstein August 25, 2007|
Here we are debating a question that has no clear cut answer. All
My advice is to go with whatever your surgeon is comfortable with.
Scott Rubinstein M.D.
|From the Hip Replacement Handbook by Brian McGrory|
By Brian McGroryBlood 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 normally forms a blood clot to stop bleeding. After hip surgery there will be a blood clot near the new hip joint. This is normal, and not dangerous.If a blood clot develops inside a vein, however, it can block the normal flow of blood and cause temporary and long-term problems. This can result in pain, tenderness and swelling of the leg. When a blood clot occurs in one of the main veins of the body (usually a leg or pelvic vein after hip
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.
Commonly referred to as TED or TEDS 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 is important in order for stockings to be effective. Your nurse will assess the size and length of the stockings.
What is the purpose of TED anti-embolism stockings?The graduated compression of the stockings will help the blood to constantly move in the leg providing good circulation; therefore, preventing blood from sitting idle which can lead to blood clots in the deep veins of the leg.
Research has shown that using these stockings