Hip fracture: heparin is for thromboembolic prophylaxis

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7559.147-c (Published 13 July 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:147
  1. Michael L Jenkinson, consultant physician (mljenkinson@ekht.nhs.uk)
  1. Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother Hospital, Margate, Kent CT9 4AN

    EDITOR—Thromboembolic prophylaxis for hip fracture is contentious, as Parker and Johansen state in their review of hip fracture.1 Well might eyebrows be raised, however, by their failure to recommend any form of low molecular weight heparin thromboprophylaxis contrary to the latest American and British guidelines.2 The current debate, driven by epidemiological data and …

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