Summary: For patients with lower-extremity deep-vein thrombosis (DVT), moderate-quality evidence suggests that those who do not use elastic compression stockings appear to have the same risks of postthrombotic syndrome,  DVT recurrence, acute post-DVT pain, and mortality as those who do use compression stockings. (In other words, use of compression stockings after a DVT does not seem to reduce the likelihood of post-thrombotic syndrome, DVT recurrence, pain, or mortality).

Strength of Recommendation = B