The effect of galvanic stimulation of the calf muscles during surgical operations on the development of postoperative deep-vein thrombosis was assessed using 125I fibrinogen in 64 patients over 40 years of age undergoing major surgery. Alternate legs were stimulated in alternate patients using the opposite leg as a control. No significant difference in the incidence of deep-vein thrombosis was observed either in the immediate postoperative period or later.
Publication ( Name of Journal)
British Journal of Surgery
(1973). The influence of electrical stimulation of the leg during surgical operations on the subsequent development of deep-vein thrombosis. British Journal of Surgery, 60(1), 31-32.
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