A 47-year-old member asked:
My surgeon recommends compression stockings grade ii for my varicose vains. how much?
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Dr. Scott Bolhackanswered
Wound care 37 years experience
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 compression. The levels of compression are measured in millimeters of mercury pressure.
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Dr. Gerard Kerbleskianswered
Podiatry 35 years experience
Compression Levels: Compression stockings (support hose) are graded based on how much compression they provide, and will be labeled with this as a range stated: xx-xx mmhg. Grade 2 compression is 20-30-mmhg this compression level is only provided when properly fitted and sized. If fitted improperly, the actual compression provided by the hose could be higher or lower that what that garment is labeled.
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Last updated Jan 5, 2019
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