Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Postphlebitic Syndrome Treatment

Treatment for postphlebitic syndrome includes:

  • Keeping the legs elevated while sitting
  • Regular exercise
  • Support hose for postphlebitic syndrome:
    • Thigh high hose is better than below the knee hose
  • Wound care for ulcers

Last Updated: Nov 8, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Postphlebitic Syndrome References
  1. Kahn SR. The post-thrombotic syndrome: progress and pitfalls. Br J Haematol. 2006 Aug;134(4):357-65. Epub 2006 Jul 4. [16822286]
  2. Phillips LJ 2nd, Sarkar R. Molecular characterization of post-thrombotic syndrome. J Vasc Surg. 2007 Jun;45 Suppl A:A116-22. [17544032]
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