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Deep vein thrombosis after total hip and knee arthroplasty in Indian patients
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    Response to Sudhindran
    • Vineet Jain, Orthopaedic surgeon
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      • B K Dhaon
    Dear Editor

    I would like to thank Sudhindran[1] for his interest in our study. He is right in stating that our sample size is a bit small for study of DVT. This is due to the fact that the number of patients who can afford a replacement athroplasty in our country is still small. This study was done to document the fact which we have been observing otherwise, we always felt that the incidence of DVT is not as high in our popu...

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    Incidence of 3% is high!

    Dear Editor

    The study by Jain et al is a much wanted one from India.[1] However, it appears that the incidence of proximal DVT of 3% is still reasonably high considering the fact the sample size was very small and that these were a highly selected low risk group. The two DVTs that were detected were clinically obvious and involved the proximal veins. Is it possible that there were other clinically non detec...

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