GEKO. Nuromuscular Stimulator vs Thromboembolism Deterrent Stockings (TEDS)
This study hypothesises that the geko™ device is more efficient than TEDS in preventing the formation of symptomatic/asymptomatic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVTs), post-surgery.
Primary Outcome Measures:
Presence of asymptomatic DVT assessed by Duplex Ultrasound
Secondary Outcome Measures:
- Ankle proprioception – as assessed by the time that the participant can stand on one leg for with their eyes closed, this will be recorded and repeated three times, the average will be taken
- VAS Pain score
- Adverse event rate
BMI Harbour Hospital, Poole.
Clinicaltrial.gov link: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02307955?term=Firefly&rank=1