2. Tailor the treatment
A randomized, controlled study of 625 gynecological surgery patients showed the benefits of a tailored multi-modal approach. These patients received stockings alone or in combination with IPC and/or LMWH.
In Scientific Reports, the researchers concluded that the treatment regime should be tailored to the patient. For those with bleeding concerns, in particular, they recommend using stockings and IPC. For patients at very high risk of VTE, they recommended a combination of all three interventions, because this approach was linked to the lowest incidence of DVT.