2. Incidence of DVT has been reported by various authors to range widely (9%-100%) during the acute stage of SCI with most occurring in the first 2 weeks post-injury, sometimes leading to a pulmonary embolism which remains a common cause of death.
3. Deep venous thrombosis is common in spinal cord injured patients not receiving prophylaxis.
Figure 7. Deep Vein Thrombosis: This medical exhibit illustrates the process of clot formation in the deep veins of the leg. From Medical Illustration (2010) Nucleus Medical Media, Inc.