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What is peroneal vein in the lower leg was check for blood clot after surgery in ankle.

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Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 36 years experience
The : The peroneal vein is one of several veins in the lower leg that are collectively referred to as "deep veins." clots can form in these veins in a variety of circumstances, including prolonged bedrest, long airline flights, trauma, or exposure to agents like birth control pills. Some people are at risk for clots because of abnormalities in their blood. If you have peroneal clots, you should be evaluated for a clotting disorder and it may be appropriate for you to take some blood thinning agents. These are issues that you should definitely discuss with your doctor.
Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology 54 years experience
The : The deep venous system within the muscles of the calf includes the anterior tibial veins, posterior tibial veins, and peroneal veins. Generally, there are a pair of veins that accompany the arteries with the same name, and all of these join to become the popliteal vein at the knee joint. The peroneal veins lie just inside of the fibula, the smaller bone on the outside of the calf and they bring back blood from the lateral compartment of the calf (the muscles surrounding the fibula). After surgery, blood clots are a possible complication, and an ultrasound of the veins in the legs is a good method to evaluate the venous system.

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