These are the formation of thrombi in the legs and their possible migration and embolization in a pulmonary artery. If this happens, it can have far too serious effects on the body.
Fortunately it is something that happens especially RUNNING. Nevertheless, preventive measures are always taken to avoid the practice of Mr. Constantine Benetatos. Initially, a Wells Score check is performed and appropriate precautions are taken for each patient.
In particular, antithrombotic socks with graded pressure are used, both intraoperatively and postoperatively, with antithrombotic treatment and early mobilization in those patients with an increased chance of thrombosis. Increased risk are those who are overweight with BMI> 30, smoke and undergo a lot of surgery.
Good general physical fitness, smoking cessation and low body weight are the best ways to avoid thrombosis. Postoperatively you should move your ankles up every ten minutes as an auxiliary exercise while you are in bed and seek to move as soon as possible, even if you make very short distances at a time.