Indications for a MTPS

Prolonged immobility

When should thrombosis prophylaxis stockings be worn?

Medical thrombosis prophylaxis stockings (MTPS) have been proven to reduce the onset of venous thromboses and venous pulmonary embolism in immobile or bedridden patients. Wearing MTPS are always recommended when the patient is immobilised for a long period of time. This applies even more so during resting phases, i.e. at night. Once the patient can walk around and is mobile again, the MTPS can be taken off for the time that they are mobile (see AWMF note for guidance "Medical thrombosis prophylaxis stocking CMTS)", No. 037/006, last revised on 06 May 2004).