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DVT, also known as deep vein thrombosis, is a blood clot that forms in a vein, deep in the tissue of the lower legs. Blood clots commonly form in the deep veins of the calf or thigh following total joint replacement or from lack of movement without preventative measures. Left untreated, these clots can cause disability or become life threatening if they travel through the body.
Individuals with certain conditions have a higher risk of developing clots. These include:
Your body naturally prevents DVT through everyday movements; however when you are immobile or less mobile, you are at a greater risk. The ActiveCare+SFT System advanced compression device with clinical performance for DVT prevention with significant reduction in bleeding complications.1,2,3