Title

The influence of electrical stimulation of the leg during surgical operations on the subsequent development of deep-vein thrombosis

Document Type

Article

Department

Haematology/Oncology

Abstract

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

British Journal of Surgery