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Offline Gaurav

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What % risk of dvt after acl surgery?
« on: July 14, 2018, 08:03:46 AM »
I went through acl reconstruction surgery last week, atter getting discharged from hospital, I came to my native place, its 8 hrs journey, I am sitting at back sit, so after journey I got some info that due to immbolisation for long hrs, there is risk of dvt, so thats why doctors are not allowed early traveling. So i want to know that,  What % is the risk of dvt after acl surgery? What are the symptoms?  How to prevent it after surgery?  My age is 30, please give me some info regarding this, if any one know more about DVT.

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Re: What % risk of dvt after acl surgery?
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2018, 08:42:33 AM »
Are you using compression (also called TED) stockings? I was given those after knee arthroscopy to wear for two weeks, but it varies between surgeons

Usual symptoms are calf pain, heat, redness, swelling, hardness. Can also get in groin causing back pain

- pain, swelling and tenderness in one of your legs (usually your calf)
- a heavy ache in the affected area
- warm skin in the area of the clot
- red skin, particularly at the back of your leg below the knee
- DVT usually (although not always) affects one leg. The pain may be worse when you bend your foot upward towards your knee.

Detailed article here. Specific to ACL

Incidence of 9% in this study
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