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If I have a pneumatic splint for my leg, is it safe to use on a trans-atlantic flight?
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
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In brief: No
The most common complication of prolonged flights, aside from uri's, is deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in the lower extremity from prolonged immobility of limbs and sitting in cramped seats for long periods.
Moving legs constricts veins and helps flow, preventing dvt. Splinting the leg prevents doing the things that can prevent dvt. Drink lots of water, move legs frequently, do not fly splinted.

In brief: No
The most common complication of prolonged flights, aside from uri's, is deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in the lower extremity from prolonged immobility of limbs and sitting in cramped seats for long periods.
Moving legs constricts veins and helps flow, preventing dvt. Splinting the leg prevents doing the things that can prevent dvt. Drink lots of water, move legs frequently, do not fly splinted.
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Dr. Dewey Jones iv
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Yes
Airline cabins are pressurized and should be fine.

In brief: Yes
Airline cabins are pressurized and should be fine.
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