Joint replacement surgery, especially hip and knee, is becoming common across the United States. Orthopaedic surgeons perform hundreds of thousands of these replacements each year. But no operation is without risks. Joining us today for Martha Jefferson Healthwise is nurse practitioner and Joint Navigator Angie Honeycutt with information on deep vein thrombosis, a possible complication for joint replacement surgery patients. The video goes over the following.
What exactly is deep vein thrombosis?
How can patients who have recently undergone joint replacement surgery avoid deep vein thrombosis?
Are there symptoms of deep vein thrombosis that caregivers can look out for?