ClinicalIn two studies of 374 patients there was a clinically important decrease in PTS in the group who wore graduated compression stockings over more than 2 years (started within 1–3 weeks of DVT onset) compared to group without stockings (MODERATE QUALITY).
No comparative data from RCTs were available for the following outcomes: skin adverse events; compliance; fitting; quality of life or VTE related mortality.
EconomicNo economic evidence was found on this question. From a simple cost analysis based on a RCT, a 2-year treatment could cost approximately £200.

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