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Nurs Stand. 2008 Jun 11-17;22(40):35-8.

Graduated compression stockings to prevent deep vein thrombosis.

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  • 1Hereford Hospitals NHS Trust. linda.walker@hhtr.nhs.uk

Abstract

This article describes the correct use and length of graduated elastic compression stockings to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in general surgical patients. The authors aim to establish whether above or below knee stockings are more effective in the prevention of DVTs, discuss anti-embolic prophylaxis and offer advice on the appropriate management of patients.

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