U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 33-year-old member asked:

Can a fractured sesamoid bone cause a blood clot?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christopher Piller
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Yes, but rarely: Blood clots in the leg can happen after any trauma to the lower extremity or even after elective surgery. It is caused by blood vessel injury, swelling in the leg, and inactivity resulting in decreased contraction of muscles in the calf. It can be prevented by doing elevation of the leg, light compressive wrap or stockings, ankle and knee range of motion exercises and anticoagulant medications.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 32-year-old member asked:
Fractured sesamoid bone? What does that mean?
2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
A 37-year-old member asked:
How can you tell if i fractured a sesamoid bone?
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 32-year-old female asked about a 47-year-old male:
Inflammation of the left Achilles' tendon, fractured sesamoid bone right foot, which 1 more urgent to fix both very painful?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Last updated Dec 9, 2013
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.