Users' questions

Can ankle fracture cause DVT?

Can ankle fracture cause DVT?

Immobilization is one of the main predisposing factors of DVT (1). Currently many patients with stable foot/ankle fractures or ligament injuries are treated a splint or a short leg cast, which is said to predispose the affected leg to DVT due to immobilization and inactivity of the ankle pump mechanism (2).

Can a chronic DVT be removed?

Chronic Venous Reconstruction — Treating Chronic DVT at RIA Endovascular. There is a growing body of evidence to support removal of extensive clot in patients with acute DVT. At RIA Endovascular, we provide these patients with hope where there has been none in the past.

How do you prevent DVT after ankle surgery?

Wearing compression stockings and periodically elevating your legs can also help prevent blood clots. If following ankle surgery, there is persistent pain and swelling, even after the plaster is removed, it’s important to see an orthopedic doctor.

Is there a link between ankle fractures and deep venous thrombosis?

To investigate the incidence of postoperative deep venous thrombosis (DVP) in patients undergoing surgeries for ankle fractures and identify the associated risk factors. This was a retrospective study. A total of 1451 patients undergoing surgery of ankle fractures from January 2016 to June 2019 were included.

Are there any studies on pneumatic compression for DVT?

Studies of pneumatic compression in cardiac surgery and neurosurgical patients have shown a distinct improvement in the incidence of DVT without the added risk of bleeding.However, the effect is less impressive in higher-risk patients, and compliance can be difficult.

How often is deep venous thrombosis ( DVT ) confirmed?

Among the 1451 patients, DVT was confirmed in 38 cases, indicating an incidence of 2.6%. DVT involved both the operated and non-operated limbs in 8 patients (21.1%).

Is there any way to Prevent DVT after joint replacement?

Shorter hospital stays make the use of mechanical methods alone ineffective in preventing DVT in the critical weeks after joint replacement. No mechanical prophylaxis method has been shown to reduce the risk of PE or death.