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A 54-year-old female asked:

Mom fell on cruise ship had emergency surgery in panama city panama on sunday october 24 , 2021 had rod and screws put in femur, she is on blood thinners to prevent dvt, when can i fly her home to us? the doctors there are saying 3-4 weeks????

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
Never listen to a health care professional who has never seen your mother and read her history and knows her. Listen to Drs there.
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
I certainly understand that your mom is eager to get home, but I agree with Dr. Grim that the surgeon knows exactly what was done & the current condition of her leg. Blood clots are a threat for several weeks after such surgery & even though she may be taking appropriate anticoagulant medication, there is the issue of a longish distance flight & whether she'll be able to sit comfortably and safely
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Last updated Oct 26, 2021


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