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Orthopaedic Surgery


Answer 5
  1. 55%. There is a significantly higher risk for DVT upon presentation for medical care if there is a delay of more than 2 days.2 Therefore, an evaluation of DVT preoperatively should be considered in patients with delayed presentation.

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    2. Hefley FG Jr, Nelson CL, Puskarich-May CL. Effect of delayed admission to the hospital on the preoperative prevalence of deep-vein thrombosis associated with fractures about the hip. J Bone Joint Surg Am 1996;78:581-3.

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