This is a blood clot that forms in a deep-lying vein and blocks it. The blood clot itself is relatively painless but therefore all the more dangerous since, should the blood clot become dislodged, it could lead to a pulmonary embolism (PE) or, eventually, to an ulcerated leg.
Thromboses can be treated on an outpatient basis. Patients will be seen with us in collaboration with their doctor and will need to wear a compression stocking.
Treatment and operation preparation: Timely, comprehensive medical advice and risk awareness.
Work incapacity: One to several weeks, depending on severity of case.
Social capacity: 1-2 weeks, depending on severity of case.
Sport: Several weeks, depending on severity of case.
Sun-bathing and solarium: Should be avoided
Sauna: Should be avoided
After care: Frequent, close controls.
Cost absorption: Generally covered by health insurance.