Manged to get hold of the scan report on my leg. Jeepers I don’t know why they don’t write this stuff in English.
The medical profession’s fascination with the Greeks has got me stuffed. I think “synechiae” means adhesion as in when the clot is formed and then dissipates though the use of anti-coagulants, a small part of it remains behind as scar tissue adhering to the inside of the vein. It does not impede blood flow but could be a site for another DVT if further trauma appears down the track. The medial gastrocnemius and popliteal veins are deep in the calf where my clots (thrombus) used to be but now aren’t, apparently. “Compressibility” is what you can do with a normal, unblocked, vein. Anyone who has had a scan for a DVT knows a lot of time is spent squeezing your calf muscle (ie compressing) to see if the blood flow is regular.
While the words are pretentious and I’m taking the Mickey, you shouldn’t dismiss a DVT lightly. And definitely don’t take yourself off medication until approved by a vascular physician. A DVT can generate an embolus (Greek:clot) which can travel to your heart and/or lungs and kill you. It’s by far the most serious complication from a tibial plateau fracture. And you thought this was just a simple old broken leg.