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What is the definition or description of: compression garment?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
See below: Compression garments are pieces of clothing such as socks, pantyhose, sleeves, etc., that provide support that is especially useful for people who have to stand for long periods, or people with poor circulation. The garments can come in varying degrees of compression. The higher degrees require a doctor's prescription. Compression garments worn on the legs can help prevent deep vein thrombosis.
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Post Op garments: In cosmetic surgery, we use compression garments following surgery to reduce swelling and the risk of hematoma and other complications.

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