Reply To: Flying with limited mobility or disability and deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

  • schroth-sensei

    September 9, 2023 at 3:50 pm

    Beyond using ted hose, I try not to worry too much about this. It’s hard to get any accurate risk assessment for DVT and similar issues for people who primarily use a wheelchair, mostly because it’s under-studied. I’ve seen some studies stating it’s a much higher rate for wheelchair users, but their sample size in the study is usually small which makes me think it’s less accurate than it could be. Even then, an increase of 50% risk is still pretty small, from what I can find the general risk of DVT is 80 in 100,000-people (0.0008%), that would mean a 50% increase is 120 in 100,000-people (0.0012%). So, I don’t think you need to double up, but that’s up to you. 🙂

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