Does the Use of Compression Garments Increase Venous Stasis in the Common Femoral Vein?

Does the Use of Compression Garments Increase Venous Stasis in the Common Femoral Vein?

Author Berjeaut, Ricardo Haidar Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Nahas, Fabio Xerfan Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Iurk Leme dos Santos, Lauren Klas Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Pegneau Filho, Jorge Delamar Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Ferreira, Lydia Masako Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Background: Abdominoplasty is one of the most frequently performed procedures in plastic surgery. the impact of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism after this operation is well described and is a feared complication. Most plastic surgeons recommend the use of compression garment after this procedure. the purpose of this study was to evaluate the venous changes at the common femoral vein induced by the use compression garments.Methods: Fifteen female volunteers with no history of abdominal surgery were selected. Doppler examination was used to evaluate maximum and average flow speed and the vessel perimeter, area, and diameter of the common femoral vein of the patients using no garments and using a compressive garment and a Velcro binder in the supine position. Also patients were evaluated in the Fowler position. the test was used to compare the parameters among all situations. the level of significance was stated as 0.05 (5 percent).Results: the use of both garments increased venous flow stasis, and there were no significant differences between them. Also, it has been demonstrated that the Fowler position can worsen venous stasis. Therefore, the use of compressive garments can increase femoral vein stasis.Conclusions: the use of compressive garments promotes venous stasis. There was no difference in stasis reduction when using the two different types of garments. the Fowler position increases venous stasis compared with the supine position.
Language English
Sponsor National Committee of Scientific and Technological Development
Date 2015-01-01
Published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, v. 135, n. 1, p. 85E-91E, 2015.
ISSN 0032-1052 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Extent 85E-91E
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000346911000010

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