Dr. Lowe may prescribe you LOVENOX® to help reduce your risk of developing deep venous thrombosis, also known as DVT blood clots.  LOVENOX® alters the blood’s normal clotting process, so clots can’t form as easily, and neither can a potentially fatal pulmonary embolism.
If deemed appropriate, LOVENOX® injections are to be taken prior to and after surgery given your specific patient history assessment.  These injections range from 3 to 14 days depending upon your medical history and the activities you wish to return to immediately following surgery.  Most patients who must fly within the first two weeks following surgery may need to take these injections.  Dr. Lowe and his surgical coordinator will discuss if you are at risk for DVT blood clots and your specific treatment plan.