Is it OK to have total knee replacement when these bumps are still present? Any chance of DVT?

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Advanced Vein Center

Published on Apr 09, 2015

Not sure what bumps you are referring to, and how long since your vein procedure, but it's probably best to ask your doctor.

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Answered by Advanced Vein Center

Not sure what bumps you are referring to, and how long since your vein procedure, but it's probably best to ask your doctor.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas

Published on Mar 30, 2015

DVT is a complication of knee replacement and is not related to varicose veins. You should be place on a blood thinner for that operation.

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Answered by Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas

DVT is a complication of knee replacement and is not related to varicose veins. You should be place on a blood thinner for that operation.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Knee replacement can be performed safely with varicose veins. However, DVT prophylaxis during perioperative period is highly recommended regardless of whether one has varicose veins or not. On a side note, please consider treatment for these bumps after your rehab for knee surgery is over with. Hope that helps. Good luck.

Answered by Dr. Syed Bokhari M.D., F.A.C.C. (View Profile)

Knee replacement can be performed safely with varicose veins. However, DVT prophylaxis during perioperative period is highly recommended regardless of whether one has varicose veins or not. On a side note, please consider treatment for these bumps after your rehab for knee surgery is over with. Hope that helps. Good luck.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Texas Vein And Cosmetic Specialists

Published on Mar 30, 2015

Varicose veins should not prevent you from having knee replacement surgery. The risk for DVT comes from the knee replacement surgery,
not the presence of varicose veins. Speak with your surgeon, he or she will likely order a blood thinner at the time of surgery to prevent blood clots.

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Answered by Texas Vein And Cosmetic Specialists

Varicose veins should not prevent you from having knee replacement surgery. The risk for DVT comes from the knee replacement surgery,
not the presence of varicose veins. Speak with your surgeon, he or she will likely order a blood thinner at the time of surgery to prevent blood clots.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


The "bumps" are part of superficial venous system and therefore unlikely to cause DVT (deep vein thrombosis) which is a problem of deep veins. So there is no added risk of DVT when you have a knee replacement in presence of these bumps.

Answered by Premier Vein and Vascular Center (View Profile)

The "bumps" are part of superficial venous system and therefore unlikely to cause DVT (deep vein thrombosis) which is a problem of deep veins. So there is no added risk of DVT when you have a knee replacement in presence of these bumps.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


A venous duplex ultrasound can rule out active inflammation, or thrombophlebitis.

Answered by Vascular Center and Vein Clinic of Southern Indiana (View Profile)

A venous duplex ultrasound can rule out active inflammation, or thrombophlebitis.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


The Sheen Vein Institute

Published on Mar 30, 2015

By bumps, I am assuming you mean varicose veins. As for having a total knee replacement, you can still have that done with the vein issue. That said, total knee replacements put a person at a relatively higher risk of developing DVT. This is why patients are typically placed on blood thinners post replacement. Having the vein issues just puts you at a slightly greater risk of developing a DVT, but much less than the risk associated with the knee replacement.

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Answered by The Sheen Vein Institute

By bumps, I am assuming you mean varicose veins. As for having a total knee replacement, you can still have that done with the vein issue. That said, total knee replacements put a person at a relatively higher risk of developing DVT. This is why patients are typically placed on blood thinners post replacement. Having the vein issues just puts you at a slightly greater risk of developing a DVT, but much less than the risk associated with the knee replacement.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Destin Vein Center

Published on Mar 30, 2015

I'm assuming "these bumps" are left over after either sclerotherapy or an endovenous procedure. They should be evaluated by the doctor who performed the procedure, and the doctor can tell you best if it is safe to proceed with the knee replacement.

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Answered by Destin Vein Center

I'm assuming "these bumps" are left over after either sclerotherapy or an endovenous procedure. They should be evaluated by the doctor who performed the procedure, and the doctor can tell you best if it is safe to proceed with the knee replacement.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Ross T. Lyon, MD, FACS

Published on Mar 30, 2015

There is always a risk of DVT with knee replacement, but the procedure and the bumps do not increase that risk.

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Answered by Ross T. Lyon, MD, FACS

There is always a risk of DVT with knee replacement, but the procedure and the bumps do not increase that risk.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Beach Cities Vein and Laser Center

Published on Mar 30, 2015

Bumps is kind of a vague term. I assume that you mean varicose veins. I often advocate having your veins fixed first (which has a very rapid recovery time in comparison to knee surgery). Your orthopedic surgeon can certainly perform knee surgery prior to vein treatment. He or she should be careful to avoid the varicose veins, if they are left untreated.

As for risk for DVT, it's relatively low, and is related to how sedentary you are after knee or vein surgery. The sooner you're up, the better.

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Answered by Beach Cities Vein and Laser Center

Bumps is kind of a vague term. I assume that you mean varicose veins. I often advocate having your veins fixed first (which has a very rapid recovery time in comparison to knee surgery). Your orthopedic surgeon can certainly perform knee surgery prior to vein treatment. He or she should be careful to avoid the varicose veins, if they are left untreated.

As for risk for DVT, it's relatively low, and is related to how sedentary you are after knee or vein surgery. The sooner you're up, the better.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Duke Vein Clinic

Published on Mar 30, 2015

You should have an evaluation by a vascular surgeon; preferably one who specializes in venous disease prior to the total knee replacement.

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Answered by Duke Vein Clinic

You should have an evaluation by a vascular surgeon; preferably one who specializes in venous disease prior to the total knee replacement.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Byrne Road Vein Clinic

Published on Mar 30, 2015

With any surgery, your chances of getting DVT is increased and this is especially true after a knee replacement. Your surgeon should have you adequately protected with an anticoagulant after your surgery. You may want to consider having a venous reflux study done in order to assess your venous system. With large bulging veins, you may have venous insufficiency.

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Answered by Byrne Road Vein Clinic

With any surgery, your chances of getting DVT is increased and this is especially true after a knee replacement. Your surgeon should have you adequately protected with an anticoagulant after your surgery. You may want to consider having a venous reflux study done in order to assess your venous system. With large bulging veins, you may have venous insufficiency.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Veincare of Arizona

Published on Mar 30, 2015

Yes and yes.

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Answered by Veincare of Arizona

Yes and yes.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Georgia Vascular Institute

Published on Mar 30, 2015

Not exactly sure what the "bumps" are that you are referring to. Are they varicose veins? If so, I would consult with your orthopedic surgeon. Unlikely to be DVT if there are palpable bumps.

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Answered by Georgia Vascular Institute

Not exactly sure what the "bumps" are that you are referring to. Are they varicose veins? If so, I would consult with your orthopedic surgeon. Unlikely to be DVT if there are palpable bumps.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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