Treatment and prevention of thromboembolism after spinal cord injury

David Chen*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Despite a greater awareness of thromboembolism, which includes deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, this condition continues to be a major cause of morbidity and mortality in persons with acute spinal cord injury. Although its true incidence and frequency are not entirely known, it is clear that preventive measures are warranted. In this article, the clinical presentation of thromboembolism and currently used diagnostic modalities will be presented. Recommended measures, both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic, for the treatment and prevention of thromboembolism will then be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-25
Number of pages12
JournalTopics in spinal cord injury rehabilitation
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 2003


  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Thromboembolism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Neurology


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