According to one study , "the results suggest that the sequential compression device is as effective as heparin during the period when it is used (the first 24 hours after operation) and more effective than a non-sequential device in preventing deep venous thrombosis proximal to the calf."
3. Ease of use
Uniform sleeves have a bladder that compresses only the patient's calf. In a survey, 63% of nurses said uniform sleeves needed to be re-positioned somewhat often to ensure they are placed directly behind the calf.*