Movement and walking will decrease
the chance of blood clots forming in your legs.
You will be taught ankle pumps. When lying down,
point your toes on both feet to your chin and stretch
them out by pushing them away from your chin. Do
this 10 times an hour. Flex your knees. Do not lie
in one position. You may wake up with pumps on your
feet or inflatable stockings on your legs. These
help pump blood from your legs back to your heart.
Date Updated: 01-JAN-2005