Table 1

Predicted clinical outcomes per 100 000 patients with lower limb immobilisation due to injury

Outcomes at 6 months per 100 000 patientsOutcomes at 5 years per 100 000 patients
Fatal PEFatal bleedNon-fatal ICHOther major bleed*Non-fatal PESymptomatic DVTAsymptomatic DVTPTSPE survivor with CTEPHPE survivor without CTEPHICH survivorDead (any cause)
No prophylaxis129526415907705218591139751133
  • *Patients having other major bleeds could also have a DVT or non-fatal PE.

  • CTEPH, chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension; DVT, deep vein thrombosis; ICH, intracranial haemorrhage; PE, pulmonary embolism; PTS, post-thrombotic syndrome.