Posted by: bob | 2011-09-28


My wife was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis in the knee and eventually went for the osteoscope where some loose cartilage was removed. She is still in pain a week later and the doctor today says it could be a thrombosis. She is going to see him tomorrow.

We are due to travel the next day by car for about 1500 km, and be away from home for a week

Will this be possible ?

What will teh probable treatment entail ?

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If thrombosis of the deep veins in the legs are diagnosed, you will not be able to travel. Depending on the site and the size of the thrombosis, she will be treated with blood thinning medication, as well as tight fitting socks. Travelling is not a good idea, as the thrombosis can increase in size and dislodge, causing a pulmonary embolism. This condition is life threatening.


Dr Anrich

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