Beware of Blood Clots

Blood clots (deep vein thrombosis) are very rare but can occur after surgery. You are at an incrased risk if you have had one in the past, are having surgery on a lower extremity, and are overweight. Signs and Symptoms include:
  • Redness of the calf
  • Warmth of the calf
  • Pain unrelated to the surgery site
  • Shortness of breath and sweathing, though not exerting yourself