What is the benefit of progressive compression stockings for the treatment of venous insufficiency?

Updated: Sep 25, 2020
  • Author: Robert Weiss, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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A different approach to graduated compression was assessed in a 2012 study of 401 ambulatory patients with CVI, in which standard “degressive” compression stockings were compared with “progressive” compression stockings that applied maximal pressure over the calf. [26] The investigators concluded that the progressive compressive stockings were superior with respect to improvement of pain and lower leg symptoms in patients with CVI, as well as being easier to apply.

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