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How long should you wear the stockings after leg operation?

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 more

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About lymphedema, thighs only, after skin reduction surgery: medical graduated thigh-high stockings don't compress above the knee; they only cling. ?

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 more

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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?

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

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After surgery how long do you have to wear surgical stockings for?

After surgery how long do you have to wear surgical stockings for?

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

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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?

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 more

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Should i wear compression stockings after having cellulitis on my leg?

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 more

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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

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

Vein valves: Once you have had clots in the veins, the valves are often "messed up" even though the clot is gone. Swelling is common...Wear your stockings daily. Consider seeing a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Can compression stockings help alleviate tired legs and feet on a long flight?

Can compression stockings help alleviate tired legs and feet on a long flight?

SURE!: But so can getting up and walking around the cabin when safe, and while sitting contracting your calf muscles and stretching your legs every 30-60 mins. ...Read more

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