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A 45-year-old male asked:

Can a fall to the knee, on concrete, cause dvt? there's redness & minor swelling since the fall, two days ago. i'm able to walk and do light execises

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Dr. Brian Chou
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Unlikely: DVTs are generally caused by hypercoagulation and stasis, and unless you are predisposed I highly doubt a fall is going to cause this.
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