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How Long Should You Wear The Stockings After Leg Operation
Depends: The need to use of compressions stockings after leg surgery varies depending on the type of surgery you have. If it is for an orthopedic procedure, wearing them until you are able to resume normal activity makes sense and helps prevent dvts. For varicose vein procedures it is important to wear them regularly for at least one to two weeks after the procedure to ensure the procedure is successful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About lymphedema, thighs only, after skin reduction surgery: medical graduated thigh-high stockings don't compress above the knee; they only cling. ?
Lymphedema specialis: You really need to go to a lymphedema specialist who will be a physical therapist with extra training who can fit with appropriate compression garments, teach massage techniques and excercises and recommend any newer technology that may help in your situation. You should get a referral from your doctor and insurance may cover some of it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The year old periosteal hematoma on my shin is larger than a golf ball. Heat or compression stockings do not help. Can I have surgery on this?
Hematoma: Periosteal hematomas do take a long time to be reabsorbed . But a year is a very long time and size is worrisome. You should really see physician obtain radiographs. ...Read more
Well...: You can stop using them once you are physically active and walking around... If you are sedentary or in bed most of the time, you should keep them ...Read more
I wear a 30-40 mm thigh high stocking for a DVT ten inches above knee 4.5 months ago. Is thigh high the right length? How long should I wear 30-40?
Varies: Since your clot was in the femoral vein above the knee, thigh high stockings would be appropriate since you want to compress the veins around the clot to increase the venous return in that area. The amount of compression and duration of compression varies. I like to do a follow up ultrasound 6 months after the onset of treatment to reevaluate the clot and then determine continued treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OK after resolution: Compression stocking is useful to help reduce edema (swelling) of the legs. However, if you have active cellulitis (infection of the skin), the pressure from compression stocking may cause further inflammation. Instead, during an active infection, i generally recommend leg elevation to reduce swelling. Once the infection is resolved, then you can resume using you're compression stocking. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
All the clots in leg had been dissolved.But my leg still be swollen at night(morning is ok) even thoigh i wear the stocking all day. Why?Is it normal
How can I stop compression stocking from pulling my leg hair ? And keep them from being so hot ? I'm need to wear them but these issues make it hard.
Stocking trouble: Cotton compression stockings are cooler than synthetic. There are also lighter, thinner stockings that are available. If you are wearing thigh high stockings and really only need knee high, the shorter ones will be cooler. Your best resource is probably the medical supplier who fits stockings. They can tell you what is available. The hair pulling thing might actually be trickier. ...Read more