How can post-thrombotic syndrome be treated?

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The most important treatment for post-thrombotic syndrome is for people to remain on any anticoagulants recommended by their doctor.  Treatments specific to the post-thrombotic syndrome include regular exercise, compression stockings, and good skin care with keeping the affected areas clean and moisturized with a hypoallergenic moisturizer. Surgery can also be an option in some instances.

Dr. Brandt Jones, DO
Vascular Surgeon

Post-thrombotic syndrome is initially treated with compression socks and devices, says Brandt Jones, DO, from Medical Center of Trinity. Watch this short clip to find out how else it's treated, and when a procedure might be necessary.

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