- advantages include relatively low cost, efficacy when worn properly, and safety;
- disadvantages: compliance is not guaranteed;
- if possible, patients should be placed in the intermittent compression stockings, prior to the operative procedure
Pneumatic sequential-compression boots compared with aspirin prophylaxis of deep-vein thrombosis after total knee arthroplasty.
Intermittent pneumatic compression versus coumadin. Prevention of deep vein thrombosis in lower-extremity total joint arthroplasty.
Comparison of warfarin and external pneumatic compression in prevention of venous thrombosis after total hip replacement.
Effectiveness of intermittent pneumatic leg compression for preventing deep vein thrombosis after total hip replacement [see comments].
The efficacy of sequential compression devices in multiple trauma patients with severe head injury.
Prevention of deep vein thrombosis after total knee arthroplasty. Coumadin versus pneumatic calf compression.
A prospective study of venous thromboembolism after major trauma.
Optimum duration of anticoagulation for deep-vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Research Committee of the British Thoracic Society.
Multimodal thromboprophylaxis following primary hip arthroplasty: the role of adjuvant intermittent pneumatic calf compression.