11 doctors weighed in:
Can a knee injury lead to blood clots?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes.
Especially if there is a lot of swelling associated with your injury, and if the swelling spreads into the lower leg.

In brief: Yes.
Especially if there is a lot of swelling associated with your injury, and if the swelling spreads into the lower leg.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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Dr. David Fertel
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Yes it can.

In brief: Yes
Yes it can.
Dr. David Fertel
Dr. David Fertel
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Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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In brief: Yes
Injury, immobility, clotting abnormality-coagulopathy are the sentinel virchows triad related to thrombosis.

In brief: Yes
Injury, immobility, clotting abnormality-coagulopathy are the sentinel virchows triad related to thrombosis.
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
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