The effect of compression stocking on leg edema and discomfort during a 3-hour flight: A randomized controlled trial.

Affiliation

Center for Perioperative Optimization, Department of Surgery, Herlev Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Compression stockings reduce the risk of thromboembolic complications, leg edema, and edema-related pain and discomfort during long-haul flights. The aim of this study was to assess if compression stockings reduce leg edema, pain, and discomfort during a three-hour flight.

Keywords

Air Travel,Compression,Edema,Randomized controlled trial,Stockings,

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