Post-operative benefit of compression therapy after endovenous laser ablation for uncomplicated varicose veins: a randomised trial. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2016; 52: 847-853.

Published: 1st March 2017

Authors: Wang KYR, Qin J, Yang X, Yin M, Liu X, Jiang M et al.


In this study that included 400 patients, use of an elastic stocking was associated with lower pain scores in the first week (P<0.001), and less oedema (P=0.01), but scores were similar after two weeks. Complication rates, and time to return to work were similar.

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