Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin (LMWH) for Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) Prophylaxis

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified June 2011 by University of Tennessee.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : December 10, 2009
Last Update Posted : June 16, 2011
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University of Tennessee

December 9, 2009
December 10, 2009
June 16, 2011
February 2010
December 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
We will compare the rates of thrombi formation between the two groups. We will record any clinical significant thrombi or complications that arise from thrombi. We will record any complications related to administration of LMWH. [ Time Frame: first post-operative office visit (usually 10-14 days) ]
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We may find that there is in fact significant benefit to giving prophylaxis to this subset of patients in the form of decreased rates of throb\mbus formation and the complications related to thrombi. The risk/benefit ratio should be favorable. [ Time Frame: first post-operative office visit (10-14 days) ]
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Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin (LMWH) for Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) Prophylaxis
Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin for DVT Prophylaxis After Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Ankle Fractures: A Randomized, Prospective Trial
  1. The use of LMWH following open reduction and internal fixation of ankle fractures will reduce the number of thrombi formed.
  2. The rates of clinically significant DVT will be equivalent between two groups.
Routine use of thromboprophylaxis may be over treatment and definitely increases healthcare costs. While prophylaxis may reduce the number of thrombi formed the exact number and clinical significance of these is unknown. This study seeks to answer the question of whether or not DVT prophylaxis with low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) following ORIF of ankle fractures is warranted.
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Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Deep Venous Thrombosis
Drug: Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin
Isolated Ankle Fracture Single planned operation
Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin for DVT
Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin for DVT Prophylaxis after Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of ankle fractures
Intervention: Drug: Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin
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Unknown status
Same as current
December 2013
December 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • At least 18 years old
  • Surgical ankle fracture able to be definitively treated with one operation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Younger than 18 years of age
  • Other significant injury
  • Known hypercoagulable state
  • History of bleeding disorder
  • History of DVT
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Senior)
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United States
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Elaine Pugh, UTennessee
University of Tennessee
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Principal Investigator: Dale Ingram, M.D. University of Tennessee
University of Tennessee
June 2011

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