Volume : 3
Issue : 3
Online ISSN : 2395-1362
Print ISSN : 2395-1354
Article First Page : 301
Article End Page : 303
Introduction: Vein Thrombosis is a major national health problem that takes a significant toll of lives and creates major disabilities.
Objective: Incidence of Deep Vein Thrombosis in elderly fracture neck of femur patients with prophylactic anticoagulation.
Materials and Method: This study was conducted in the out-patient and emergency Department of Orhtopaedics, Yashoda Superspeciality Hospital, Malakpet, Hyderabad. Aged more than 60 years, during the period from May 2010 to august 2011 was included in this study.
Results: Forty patients with fracture of hip were selected. Patients in 60-70 years age group were 27(67.5%), 70-80 years age’s were 11(27.5%) and >80 years were 2(5%). Out of 40 patients 23 (57.5%) had fracture neck femur and 17(42.5%) intertrocanteric fracture. out of 40 patients who received thromboprophylaxis 8 had DVT.
Conclusion: Incidence of deep vein thrombosis in hip fracture patients is high and require thromboprophylaxis.
Keywords: Deep vein thrombosis, Fracture neck femur, Intertrocanteric fracture, Thromboprophylaxis