The combination of stationary IPC with a GCS, achieves better results in DVT prevention when compared to IPC alone. Although the addition of a GCS does not increase PVV (Peak Velocity), it is thought to add a “second line” of defense to traditional stationary IPC devices, especially when the stationary devices are not used.
However, unlike the standard stationary IPCs, with ActiveCare®+S.F.T., a GCS is not required in conjunction with the device, due to its high patient compliance. The outstanding clinical results of the ActiveCare®+S.F.T. in DVT prevention were all achieved with calf sleeves only and without an additional GCS.