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Comment & Response
June 2017

The Risks and Benefits of Treating Isolated Calf Deep Vein Thrombosis: Terms To Discuss With Your Patient

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson
  • 2Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, University of Arizona, Tucson
JAMA Surg. 2017;152(6):605-606. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.5560

To the Editor We read the article by Utter et al,1 “Therapeutic Anticoagulation for Isolated Calf Deep Vein Thrombosis,” with great interest. Treatment of calf vein thrombosis is a topic of interest to physicians in a wide variety of specialties. Unfortunately, the treatment decision is not standardized and is often left to the judgement of the physician.2

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