Deep Vein Thrombosis

You suggest that Mr Tanner wear thigh high compression stockings and ask Nurse Hathoway to assist him. 

Seeing as you have the consultant on the phone, you decide to ask him about how to prevent DVT’s in this setting…

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The consultant has previously mentioned the CLOTS trial and you decide to look at the evidence by doing a quick literature search.

You find that it has been recently reported. Here is the link:

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(09)60941-7/fulltext 

Unfortunately it shows that thigh high compression stockings do not seem to prevent DVT.  You call Nurse Hathoway back and tell her that if Mr Tanner doesn’t like the stockings on he doesn’t have to wear them!

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