Deep Vein Thrombosis Ultrasound Indications
- Unilateral lower extremity symptoms including:
- Leg pain
- Positive Homans’ Sign (pain on calf compression during the physical exam)
- Any concern for DVT
Deep Vein Thrombosis Ultrasound Contraindication
- There is a theoretical risk of dislodging a clot and causing a pulmonary embolism with compression. This is a rare complication, but something you should be aware of (Lockhart, Sheldon & Robbin).