Did you know that a clot in the deep vein system is known as Deep Vein Thrombosis, or DVT for short? DVTs typically happen in the lower extremities, but they can also occur in other parts of the body. To give you a little more background, the venous system in our lower extremities is divided into two parts: the superficial veins (which include the great and small saphenous veins and their accessory tributaries) and the deep venous system (which includes the femoral and popliteal veins). These two systems are connected by intermediate veins called perforators.
It’s important to note that DVT can be quite serious as it can lead to partial or complete blockage of circulation, which can cause significant health problems. Nearly 2 million Americans are affected by DVT each year. If you ever have any concerns or questions about DVT, don’t hesitate to reach out to a medical professional for advice.