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Effort thrombosis in an American football player.
  1. D A Gorard
  1. Department of Medicine, Queen Mary's University Hospital, London, UK.

    Abstract

    A case of lower limb venous thrombosis occurring in a young male after playing American football is described. The features are compared to the more widely recognized effort thrombosis of the upper limb veins. The possibility of effort thrombosis needs to be considered in athletes presenting with leg injuries.

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