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Pressure Stockings After Surgery
Is surgery needed for c4-5acute hern. w/migration & moderate stenosis & cord pressure? c5-7 already fused. Thx.
Prevent blood clots: They are intended to help prevent blood clots, but will do little by themselves. In addition to other measures such as injections of "blood thinners" and compression devices (the leg squeezers) they do reduce your chance of blood clots forming, which can travel to your lungs. They also help reduce the leg swelling which is pretty common after surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
How long can pressure be put on nerve before irreversible damage? Tried conservative treatment for 4 months after injury and am looking at surgery now
20 weeks after ankle surgery & nwb, how to start walking? How much pressure may I put down if I don't have pain? How much can I push it? Pt in a week.
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