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What common injuries can lead to a blood clot?

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Trauma could result from a car accident, a sports injury, or even a fall. Common mishaps that may lead to a clot include:

  • Broken bones
  • Bad bumps
  • Severe bruises
  • Severe muscle injuries

SOURCES:

OrthoInfo: "Deep Vein Thrombosis."

Mayo Clinic: "Blood Clots," "Thrombophlebitis: Symptoms and causes," "Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): Definition," "Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): Risk factors," "Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): Prevention."

AHRQ Archive: "Your Guide to Preventing and Treating Blood Clots."

CDC: "Venous Thromboembolism (Blood Clots): Facts."

Archives of Internal Medicine : "Minor Injuries as a Risk Factor for Venous Thrombosis."

National Blood Clot Alliance: "Signs and Symptoms of Blood Clots," "Athletes and Blood Clots."

Circulation : "Venous Thromboembolism and Marathon Athletes."

University of Connecticut, Korey Stringer Institute: "Deep Vein Thrombosis."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "How Can Deep Vein Thrombosis Be Prevented?"

Reviewed by James Beckerman on July 05, 2017

SOURCES:

OrthoInfo: "Deep Vein Thrombosis."

Mayo Clinic: "Blood Clots," "Thrombophlebitis: Symptoms and causes," "Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): Definition," "Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): Risk factors," "Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): Prevention."

AHRQ Archive: "Your Guide to Preventing and Treating Blood Clots."

CDC: "Venous Thromboembolism (Blood Clots): Facts."

Archives of Internal Medicine : "Minor Injuries as a Risk Factor for Venous Thrombosis."

National Blood Clot Alliance: "Signs and Symptoms of Blood Clots," "Athletes and Blood Clots."

Circulation : "Venous Thromboembolism and Marathon Athletes."

University of Connecticut, Korey Stringer Institute: "Deep Vein Thrombosis."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "How Can Deep Vein Thrombosis Be Prevented?"

Reviewed by James Beckerman on July 05, 2017

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