Types of Thrombophlebitis.
(a) Femoral- nflammation along the femoral, popliteal, or sephenous
(b) Pelvic-inflammation/infection of the pelvic veins.
Superficial- nflammation/infection of the superficial saphenous
Signs and Symptoms.
Localized tenderness and/or swelling and redness.
(a) Antibiotic therapy.
Blood transfusions as needed.
(b) Analgesics as needed.
Elastic leg supports where indicated.
(d) For leg involvement, apply warm moist soaks to affected area(s).
b. Pulmonary Embolus. This is a major complication of thrombophlebitis. It
results when a clot breaks loose, travels through the circulatory system, and obstructs
the pulmonary arterial bed. It is a serious, life-threatening situation.
Signs and symptoms.
(a) Chest pain.