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Deep Vein Thrombosis: A Complete Overview

Anatomy

There are two basic types of veins in the leg:

a) Superficial – just under the skin in the subcutaneous fat.
b) Deep – surrounded by the deep muscles of the leg.

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) concerns the deep veins of the leg. Typically divided into above knee (AK) and below knee (BK) DVT due to treatment differences.
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