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).

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/26747198/

Strength of Recommendation = B

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