Stockings fail to prevent further DVTs

Long-term compression stockings in patients who have had a DVT are ineffective at reducing the risk of recurrent DVT, leg oedema and ulceration, a randomised trial finds.

After two years, there was no significant difference in rates of post-thrombotic syndrome between patients who wore true compression stockings after a proximal DVT and those who wore identical-looking placebo stockings, Canadian and US researchers found.

Nor was there any difference between