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Routine use of low-pressure knee-length graduated compression stockings could be implemented for surgical patients because of good compliance, with no impact on thrombosis risk.
Multicentre randomised controlled trials recruiting a diverse range of hospitalised patients should be undertaken to validate the findings.
The reported prevalence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in hospitalised and surgical patients is 25% and 29%, respectively, with symptomatic pulmonary embolism of 3% resulting in 30-day mortality of 3–6%.1 ,2 Consequent post-thrombotic syndrome in approximately 43% of patients is a debilitating morbidity.1 ,2 Ayhan and colleagues randomised controlled trial briefly reported various modalities …
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