Should I order compression stockings for my patient with deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?

By William Aird

Graduated compression stockings do not reduce the incidence of post-thrombotic syndrome but may provide symptomatic relief from DVT symptoms. Routine use of compression stockings to prevent PTS in patients with acute DVT of the leg is not recommended, though they may be considered in patients with symptomatic swelling.

American Society of Hematology 2020 guidelines for management of venous thromboembolism: treatment of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism: