A 50-year-old male asked:
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Does compression stockings prevent superficial thrombophlebitis?

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Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience in Phlebology
No good evidence: I am not aware of any good study that has shown compression stockings preventing superficial thrombophlebitis. Doctors recommend compression stockings for various reasons but there is not good evidence that they prevent superficial phlebitis in ambulatory people. [ there is evidence that they prevent deep vein phlebitis or DVT in bedridden people.].
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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