Can a knee injury lead to blood clots?

Yes. Especially if there is a lot of swelling associated with your injury, and if the swelling spreads into the lower leg.
Several kinds. A knee injury can certainly cause a DVT (clot) but just as importantly, a knee dislocation can injure your popliteal artery behind your knee with devastating consequences -- all knee injuries need a complete vascular exam of the affected leg.
Yes- prevention best. Knee injury and knee surgery can lead to blood clots. Trauma to the extremity, whether from injury or surgery, is the real culprit. Some patients have other risks factors that allow clots to form easier. So it is important to thoroughly discuss with your treating physician the presence of any potantial risk factors that may worsen your risk for getting a blood clot.
Yes. Injury, immobility, clotting abnormality-coagulopathy are the sentinel virchows triad related to thrombosis.

Related Questions

I have a current knee injury. My foot is swollen, bruising, tingling. Should I be concerned about blood clots.

See below. Without examining you, it may be best to seek an urgent evaluation to make sure you do not have a clot. Good luck. Read more...
Blood clot. Blood clot can be one of the complications from injury especially in lower extremity. I would encourage you to go to local emergency room to get a doppler to rule out blood clot and promtly treatment can help prevent further nerve damage due to complications. Best of luck! Read more...

Yesterday I had an awful pain in left knee. Lasted an hour. I had blood clots before. How could they find it now.

Ultrasound. Blood clots in the leg are typically diagnosed by what is called a venous doppler study, a type of ultrasound. Pain in the knee that lasts for an hour and then goes away is not typical for a blood clot, especially if there were no other symptoms such as a noticeable swelling. However, with your history of having had blood clots, it would be wise for you to consult your doctor about this. Read more...
Knee. Pain could occur from meniscus compression, or collateral ligament pain, but typically located to or near the knee. A blood clot sometimes cause swelling and pain in or around the calf. U/s will help r/o clot. Read more...
DVT. It would be unusual for a blood clot to produce pain in the knee itself. Typically there is calf pain and tenderness and, at times, swelling of the leg. An ultrasound of the leg could diagnose the blood clot if it was present. Read more...

I have knee pain for months dr said there is nothing wrong they check for blood clots and none, but I feel like I do have one need help what to do?

Knee pain. Some times there is no major damage to the knee that can be treated but it still hurts! One thing you can do is to strengthen your thigh muscles which support the knee in weight bearing. Walking can do that, climbing stairs regularly is good also. Elastic knee braces can provide temporary relief. Avoid flipflops and always use cushioned athletic shoes. Moist heat also helps. Good luck. Read more...

Can you get blood clots from just sitting for a long time? I'm 21 and I workout regularly but lately I've been sitting for long periods of time and my knees and the bottom of my feet started to hurt.

Yes it is possible. It is possible but unlikely. You probably are compressing the nerve behind your knees and this is creating the pain. Read more...
Unlikely. It's pretty unlikely as you will develop a DVT (deep venous thrombosis) from just sitting....Especially at your age. However, some people do have hereditary clotting disorders, in which case it's more of a possibility. If your family does not have a history of dvts or pes, you have an extremely low chance of developing a problem. Read more...
Yes. Prolonged immobility increases ones risk for developing blood clots. Prolonged plane rides, car rides, etc can lead to clots. Staying well hydrated and getting up and moving around periodically reduces your chance of developing blood clots. While sitting for prolonged time move you feet and legs can also help reduce your risk. Read more...
So to answer your . Question definately, prolonged sitting is one of the risk factors of getting a clot. You also state you have knee and foot pain. There are other reasons you can have knee and foot pain though - do you have flatfeet? If so you can have plantar fascitis and flatfeet also put pressure on the inner knee....So since you mention a clot - that should be ruled out as that is dangerous, other causes too. Read more...

Would xray show blood clots in the knee since my mom has effusion?

Blood clots not in t. Effusion is fluid build up in the knee or any other space in the body. This can be from inflammation, which your mom likely has. (hot joint) or blood if a torn ligament, or rarely pus+ fluid, in case of an infected joint. Blood clots generally form in the calf veins, pelvic veins or less commonly in the arm veins. The danger is that the clot can telescope up and through the heart into the lungs. Read more...
See answer. Knee xrays do not characterize the veins. Ultrasound would be best to identify a lower extremity vascular thrombus (blood clot). Read more...

Relative had knee surgery, now has blood clots moving through body. What should we do?

Not uncommon. One of the most common complications of knee surgery (especially knee replacement) is a blot clot or dvt. It is usually treated with a blood thinner to prevent the clot from enlarging. It is a potentially dangerous problem and should be followed carefully by your physician. Read more...