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The risk of thrombosis particularly high in orthopedic surgery..what is the reason ??

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Dr. Addagada Rao answered

Specializes in General Surgery

Any prolonged: surgery , not just orthopedic surgery , due to stasis , immobilization previous trauma or injury to extremity precipitate thrombus (clot ) formation. Several prophylactic measures are in place to prevent it .

Answered 2/24/2015

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