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08 7077 0026
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Deep Venous Thrombosis and Deep Venous Disorders

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a condition where clot blocks the veins in the leg. This can cause long term problems for the drainage of the leg veins.

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Introduction Video to Deep Venous
Dr Phil Puckridge
Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon

Symptoms We See

  • Leg pain, ache and heaviness
  • Leg swelling
  • Discolouration of the skin at ankles and calves
  • Chronic leg ulceration
  • Pain with walking
  • Itch
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Deep Venous Treatment


Some large DVTs are suitable for a procedure to remove them. This is a minimally invasive technique targeted at suctioning the clot out of the large veins and restoring the normal blood flow.


Chronic narrowing or compression of the deep veins causing symptoms can be treated with venous stenting via a minimally-invasive endovascular approach.


Deep venous disease is a chronic and complex problem that often requires a holistic approach. Compression hosiery or dressings is a very useful adjunct to treatment that provides support and symptomatic relief.

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Your Health Care Journey with Advanced Vascular Care


DVT Questions

Do I need treatment?

The symptoms of DVT/DVD are very common and overlap with other frequent conditions. Your specialist will be able to properly investigate your problems and guide you through your options.

Who gets DVTs

DVTs are relatively common occurance partticularly associate with predisposing factors such as:

  • Period of immobility
  • Surgery
  • Increasing age
  • Active cancer
  • Pregnancy
  • Certain blood disorders
  • Medications (including oral contraceptive pill)
Is this dangerous?

DVTs which break off and travel to the heart and lungs are called Pulmonary Embolisms and are a dangerous occurance. The treatment to prevent such an event is regular blood thinning medication.

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Director OF AVC

Dr Phil Puckridge

At AVC we pride ourselves on taking a holistic approach to Adelaide vascular surgery care which means our clients are guided through every step of the way from pre-assessment to post-operative so they get the absolute best care and maintain the highest level of vascular health.
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