This condition occurs when DVTs involve the main veins draining the legs and are not treated effectively. About 50% of these patients can be left with lifelong symptoms.
Patients suffering from post-thrombotic syndrome can experience:
Risk factors for developing post thrombotic syndrome include:
Post thrombotic syndrome is often diagnosed based on a thorough history/clinical examination and a non-invasive venous ultrasound study.
Post thrombotic syndrome is often difficult to treat and requires a multidisciplinary team approach as well as an individualized treatment plan.