Ugeskr Læger 2016;178:V11150915
Weak evidence for the use of graduated elastic compression stockings by laparoscopic day surgery
Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism are well-known complications after surgery. Despite the widespread use of graduated elastic compression stockings as a mechanical prophylaxis method against thromboembolic complications, data supporting their use for patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery for benign conditions are sparse. In this paper, we address the evidence for the effectiveness of the stockings as a method of prophylaxis in laparoscopic day surgery.