Abstract: This handout explains the need for compression stockings, specifically for patients who are at risk for developing deep venous thrombosis (DVT) or post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS). Included are instructions on where to buy the stockings, how to put them on, how long to wear them, and helpful hints about their use and care.
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