Dr. Matava recalls which women are at a high risk for deep venous thrombosis (DVT).
It seems like most DVTs, which is the abbreviation for deep venous thrombosis, tends to occur more as you get a little bit older. Women have a higher propensity for that, especially if they are overweight. Women who have used birth control pills are also at somewhat higher risk as well.
About Dr. Matava, M.D.:
Dr. Matthew J. Matava, M.D., is an associate professor and orthopedic surgeon at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Specializing in sports medicine, his clinical areas of interest include ligament injuries of the knee, athletic injuries of the shoulder and elbow, and pediatric orthopedic knee disorders.