Deep Vein Occlusion (DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS) and Treatment

The formation of blockages due to blood clotting in the veins due to various reasons is called deep vein occlusion or deep vein thrombosis.


The most common causes;

After plastering due to simple fractures or accidents,

Surgeries that require lying still

It can be listed as a congenital predisposition to coagulation.


In deep vein occlusion, swelling, redness and pain are the most common complaints, mostly in the area of ​​the occlusion, and sometimes this problem may occur without any complaints. Classical treatment methods (such as blood thinning, clot dissolution) to date significantly reduce the patient’s complaints. However, the probability of complete recovery of the leg or arm where the blockage is experienced is very low.


This is because the clot in the leg is not completely dissolved or the blockage is not opened.

It is applied with special and new methods to open the blockage.


In this way, which is a new treatment method in patients with deep venous thrombosis that develops suddenly and does not heal for years, the vein is entered through the needle hole under ultrasound guidance, and the clot-dissolving drug is administered simultaneously with ecosonic sound waves (ECOS), and the probability of success is approximately 85%. This method should be applied within the first month after the onset of the disease. The success rate is higher in the first week and ten days.


With this new treatment with EKOS Ultrasonic Catheters, the clot in the vein dissolves in the blood just like sugar dissolves in hot water, and the vein is opened and the flow is fully restored. In this procedure, the catheter is placed in an average of 20-30 minutes. With an average of 20-24 hours, full opening can be achieved in many patients.