Illustration of a doctor thinking about DVT treatment for a patient sitting in a chair.

DVT Debunked: Patients don’t need to wear compression devices while sitting in a chair

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Wynne Parry  Essential Insights contributor, healthcare writer.

Wynne Parry

Essential Insights contributor, healthcare writer

Myth: A patient sitting in a chair doesn't need to wear compression devices.

Truth: Patients need compression nearly all day, and IPC may help improve blood flow while sitting.

The problem with sitting

IPC may help when sitting in a chair