Doppler Ultrasound Imaging of Plastic Surgery Patients for DVT Detection
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This prospective controlled study examines the use of Doppler ultrasound as a means to screen elective plastic surgery patients for the presence of deep venous blood clots both before and after surgery. This is a noninvasive technique that is known to be both sensitive and specific for the detection of deep venous thromboses in the lower extremities. This method may make it unnecessary to select patients for prophylactic anticoagulation, which poses additional risks to the patient.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
1000 study patients consisting of consecutive elective patients undergoing outpatient plastic surgery.