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Compression stockings after deep-vein thrombosis: Knee-highs or thigh-highs?

After having a blood clot in a leg, up to half of people develop post-thrombotic syndrome. This chronic condition causes pain, aching, swelling, itching, skin discoloration, and in severe cases, ulcers in the affected leg. Wearing compression stockings for two years may help prevent post-thrombotic syndrome.
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