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Prevention of blood clots during surgery

A surgical procedure increases the risk of blood clots can form after surgery. Preventive care is very important, which among other things means that you as quickly as possible must be mobilized up to go after the procedure.

What is thrombosis?
Blood clots (thrombosis) as a complication of surgery occurs in most cases in the veins of the legs (a vein). Veins are the blood vessels that carry blood back to the heart. Most commonly these are blood clots (thrombi) located in the deep veins of the leg ( deep-vein thrombosis ), but the condition also occurs in the thigh. In operations in the arms / shoulders can cause blood clots in the arms.

how to avoid blood clots during surgery
In some cases, such a clot loose, and it flows when the flow of blood to the lungs, where it can clog vessels in the pulmonary circulation. This condition is called a pulmonary embolism, and it can be in big cases, be a fatal complication.

Patients undergoing bone surgery (orthopedics) are often prone to venous thrombosis. We estimate that about. Half of that undergoing major orthopedic surgery, develop blood clots. In most cases, blood clots go back by itself, but in ca. 20% of cases developed thrombosis disease.

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