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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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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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Please advise how long i need to wear compression socks after my operation?

Please advise how long i need to wear compression socks after my operation?

????: You don't mention what kind of operation you will be having in this particular question, so it's hard to provide an answer. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wear the supportive strap after hydrocele surgery?

How long do I have to wear the supportive strap after hydrocele surgery?

Longer the better: Rest, ice, elevation when lying down and scrotal support is important to keep the scrotum from getting swollen. 2 weeks at a minimum, but 4 weeks would be even better. If the scrotum gets swollen it can take a long time for the hydrocele to feel better (like months) so pay your dues early. ...Read more

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How long do you need to elevate knee after a knee surgery?

How long do you need to elevate knee after a knee surgery?

3 - 5 days: 3 - 5 days of ice/elevation after knee surgery is fairly typical. Each surgeon may have slightly different recommendations. ...Read more

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What type of knee brace should you wear and for how long after microfracture surgery?

What type of knee brace should you wear and for how long after microfracture surgery?

Microfracture: It depends upon the joint stability and the extent/location of the microfracture. Bracing or activity modification may help in the first 6 weeks, check with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How long should you wait before getting back on your feet after a foot operation?

How long should you wait before getting back on your feet after a foot operation?

Ask your surgeon: Always consult with your foot surgeon to determine when you can get back on your feet. Often it depends on what type of surgery you had. Early weightbearing after some foot procedures can cause complications. ...Read more

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How long do you wear the band after breast augmentation?

How long do you wear the band after breast augmentation?

Varies greatly: This depends on the exact procedure and your anatomy as well as the postoperative appearance. A small implant in a woman with pseudo ptosis may require no band at all due to the large skin envelope whereas a larger implant in a constricted breast may wear a band for up ton6 weeks with great variation in surgeons preferences along the spectrum of these two polar opposites. ...Read more

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How long until you can walk normally after a foot operation?

How long until you can walk normally after a foot operation?

Walking. : It depends on the type of surgery performed. More information is needed. ...Read more

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How long should I wear ted hose after knee replacement surgery? Surgery was dec.12

How long should I wear ted hose after knee replacement surgery? Surgery was dec.12

Your : Your doctor has provided you with the ted hose as a means to decrease the possibility of deep venous thrombosis or to address issues you may have with swelling. If you have problems with varicose veins he may want you to wear them on a long term basis. If it is as a measure to avoid blood clots in your legs he may just want it for a couple of months. Only your doctor can give you the most definitive answer. ...Read more

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How long after ACL surgery would i need to keep my leg elevated for?

How long after ACL surgery would i need to keep my leg elevated for?

Variable: The more you elevate the leg the better immediatly after surgery. This lasts for at least the first 3-4 days. After the acute period, you shuld elevate it whenever you feel like it is swelling. After the first month, the mojority of the surgical swelling shoul have resolved. Pain or swelling in the calf is another story, you should notify your surgeon immediately with any new calf swelling. ...Read more

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How long do I need to wear a restrictive brace after a knee reconstruction?

How long do I need to wear a restrictive brace after a knee reconstruction?

Temporarily: Depends on the type of surgery, but the goal is to use a brace to protect the knee until it heals and then discontinue the brace. ...Read more

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After femoral artery leg bypass surgery, how long before you can fly on a plane?

After femoral artery leg bypass surgery, how long before you can fly on a plane?

Depends, of course: Open bypass surgery usually requires 2-3 days in the hospital to regain adequate activity to go home, then again a slow return to regular activity in 2-4 weeks. Air travel should be ok within 2 weeks after surgery, depending on one's activity level. ...Read more

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How long after hydrocelectomy do I wear the jock support?

How long after hydrocelectomy do I wear the jock support?

1-2 weeks: Most pts will find scrotal support beneficial during the first 1-2 weeks after hydrocelectomy and primarily for comfort reasons. ...Read more

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How long is it necessary to refrain from long distance flying before and after a bilateral inguinal hernia?

How long is it necessary to refrain from long distance flying before and after a bilateral inguinal hernia?

Right away: You should be able to return to all activities, including flying, as tolerated by pain. You may not be able to carry heavy luggage, but check with your surgeon for your specific case. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Typically how long after microfracture knee surgery can you start to run again?

Typically how long after microfracture knee surgery can you start to run again?

No running for at --: Least 3 months, if i was the surgeon. Your surgeon will be the only one to answer that as only he knows what he saw and did exactly. Also depends on your progress from the surgery. Any pain or swelling? Check with your surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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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 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?

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?

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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.

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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.

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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Varicose veins, 2 weeks ago had the stripping done to his leg, it swells up once in a while and it hurts to wear the stocking that was given to him.

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Varicose veins, 2 weeks ago had the stripping done to his leg, it swells up once in a while and it hurts to wear the stocking that was given to him.

Could be normal: Occasional swelling after vein stripping is not uncommon and generally goes away with time. Unfortunately, stockings can sometimes be a problem with comfort. I would recommend that, at the very least, you put in a call to the doctor who did the surgery and let him or her know that you have some concerns. ...Read more

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Should you wear commercial (or non) compression socks/stockings to alleviate intermittent claudication in lower legs when running? Help or hurt? Progressed to running with less pain-but pace is slow.

Should you wear commercial (or non) compression  socks/stockings to alleviate intermittent claudication in lower legs when running? Help or hurt? Progressed to running with less pain-but pace is slow.

Claudication: If you're able to run with PVD you're doing pretty durn well. Compression stockings are used for venous disease not arterial disease. They could actually give you a problem with exercise unless you also have venous disease. ...Read more

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I got leg ulcer , blood clots and varicose veine.Is it alright to wear compression stocking?

I got leg ulcer , blood clots and varicose veine.Is it alright to wear compression stocking?

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. ...Read more

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I have varicose vein pain in my leg. What is the best pain reliever? I do wear the support stockings and am getting ablation in 1 week.

I have varicose vein pain in my leg. What is the best pain reliever? I do wear the support stockings and am getting ablation in 1 week.

Varicose veins: Consider standard anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen. Another option is horse chestnut extract or Venastat, which is often very effective. The fact that you are utilizing compression stockings is also very good, as they tend to help alot. Make sure that you use prescription grade compression stockings. Also, seek your vein ablation procedure from a board-certified vascular surgeon expert. ...Read more

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History of DVT in left leg with bilateral pes, now wear jobst stockings, since last feb, had hysterectomy in sept, lately, i'm having bil. Groin pain?

Groin pain: It is important to get a Duplex vein scan but this rarely shows anything above the groin. In thin patients, the iliac veins may be visualized. Duplex waveform analysis of the common femoral veins may suggest if there is iliac vein obstruction. b mode component of ultrasound will also show if there are lymph nodes in the groin. An in person exam will determine if there are hernias in the groin. ...Read more

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Can i wear compression stockings to reduce the swelling in my leg and ankle? I have a simple fracture of the left lower fibula

Probably: If it is truly an isolated fibula fracture, then wearing a compression stocking can be helpful to reduce swelling, as can the application of ice and elevation of the ankle above the level of the heart. You would want to check with your doctor and make sure it is an isolated fibula fracture rather than an unstable ankle injury before doing so. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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