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Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Yes: Yes, but only if necessary for resuscitation after cardiac arrest.

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience in Urology
Saline compression: What are you asking? Do not understand your question.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
50 years experience in Cardiology
Needs evaluation.: Ideally, one should begin with a careful history and physical exam. If spinal compression is suspected, one should ideally undergo imaging of the spi ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
17 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Swelling: Compression after lipo helps with the swelling. It is very practitioner dependent so you will find that each surgeon has his or her own preferences a ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Radiculopathy: Typically you will feel referred, burning, radicular pain in a dermatomal distribution, depending upon which nerve root is being compressed.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Glickman
18 years experience in Neurosurgery
Surgery: Generally speaking, spinal cord compression requires surgical decompression. While there are different etiologies leading to compression (i.e. Disc h ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience in Phlebology
No good evidence: I am not aware of any good study that has shown compression stockings preventing superficial thrombophlebitis. Doctors recommend compression stockings ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience in Cardiology
Elastic: Compression stockings are elastic stockings that apply compression to the legs. They come in varying lengths, e.g. Knee high or thigh high. They come ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
18 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
The same: Lumbar compression deformity describes the appearance of a compression fracture on an imaging study.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Compression sox: virtually anyone can wear well fitted compression socks
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
42 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
Yes, to a point: Veins return blood to the heart. Cvi occurs when there is reduced flow or pooling in leg veins, causing leg swelling, inflammation, &ulceration. Most ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slosar
32 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: They occur in older patients usually due to osteoporosis. Women are affected 6:1 compared to men.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience in Wound care
Compression: Yes, so long as this is directed from your clinician. We need to know that your arteries are okay and then we can determine the correct level of compr ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Sterling
29 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
What's the question?: See your doctor and treat the problem. If you have a compressive myelopathy you might need to see a spinal surgeon. Lots of possibilities for treatme ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
34 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Stockings in bed: Compression stockings are designed to benefit a person while up on their feet. There is no need to wear them in bed.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Webber
31 years experience in Cardiology
Probably not: these stockings are devised to distribute force or compression equally. As such they are meant to retard and not foster DVT formation
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Fracture cause: The deformity.
A 67-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Hose better: Depends on whether you are decreasing swelling or preventing.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes.: If the compression is severe enough to stop nerve conduction, atrophy of the affected muscles is likely.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience in Wound care
Venous Ulcer RX: Compression is the key to treating venous stasis ulcerations. In a comprehensive wound care center, there are many different types of compression used ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cuff
23 years experience in Vascular Surgery
No but may prevent: Unfortunately, compression stockings will not cure spider veins. They may help prevent further enlargement of current veins or recurrence of veins. Th ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Grover
25 years experience in General Surgery
Not likely: Varicose veins are a result of the veins not functioning properly and allowing the blood to pool (venous insufficiency). Stockings are a recommended ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience in Anesthesiology
Neurosurgery : Only surgeon who evaluated you have access to your health profile and he is the best suited to make this call or get 2 nd opinion.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience in Family Medicine
Sure can be: Any vertebral fracture has the potential to be bad. Compression fractures, depending on the cause, can create lots of problems. Among them are pinched ... Read More
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