Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a common surgical complication that leads to the formation of blood clots in deep veins following orthopedic surgery. This condition contributes to long-term pain, swelling, and sores, and may even turn fatal in some cases. Medical device startups are working on solutions that forestall DVT development.
Manamed develops PlasmaFlow, a sequential compression system for use at home or in clinic settings. The portable, tubeless, and lightweight solution comes with a long-lasting rechargeable battery. The device stimulates blood flow in the extremities that prevents the onset of DVT in patients.