VTE prophylaxis - leg casts
- Lower limb immobilisation (even transient) significantly increases the risk of VTE.
- This is particularly so in those with a predisposition to coagulopathy.
- There is no evidence of increased risk in upper limb immobilisation.
- No strong evidence to support oral anticoagulation
- When indicated, LMWH is effective in preventing VTE
- If started, continue LMWH until PoP is removed
Content by Dr Íomhar O' Sullivan. Last review Dr ÍOS24/11/21.