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What Is The Purpose Of Ted Stockings After Surgery
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
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 just had a surgery. My physician told me to wear compression stockings. Can I wear them overnight?
WHY/HOW can you still get a DVT/PE during/after surgery even after compression stockings, massage boots and blood thinners? How is this possible?
Stuff happens: Most of the time in life, we are lucky and bad things don't happen to us after we take the proper precautions. But, the world is not a perfect place. Stuff happens sometimes. Should we stay at home and never go out to try things? No! We look at the risks and the benefits, and then go out and live life. Look both ways, have faith, and then cross the street... you'll ALMOST never get run over. ...Read more
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
RN, T1DM, hypoglycemic collapse 7mos ago, colleagues gave D50 very quickly in lesser saphenous, phlebitis x7mos now cord-like/red despite NSAIDs + compression stockings, neg Homan's, US next but likely heparin or surgery? Am an avid runner as well
Not easy: This requires a coordinated team responds local caretakers. My 2 cents: investigate a clotting disorder such as the prothrombin gene mutation, factor V Leiden, etc. There are about 7 different tests needed. Although perhaps unconventional, instead of heparin I would treat you with NOAC = Xarelto or Eliquis, In addition, I'd use topical, not oral NSAID, HRS www. Thepmc. Org ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Following extensive back surgery 7 months ago, I woke up with bilateral swelling in the medial part of my instep and ankles (like wearing too tight half gaiters). It has worsened with compression stockings, and aquasizing and is now difficult to walk. Th
Call doctor ASAP: With back surgery, you would likely be more sedentary post-op. I am concerned that you may have develop a blood clot in your legs and you need to call your doctor ASAP since this may be a life-threatening issue. There may be other reasons for your problem, but this is likely the most urgent problem to be ruled out. ...Read more
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
Aspiration: The time that you need to be without food is to minimize risk of aspiration during induction of anesthesia. Aspiration is reflux of stomach contents into the lungs due to the relaxation of all the muscles. There may be other restrictions placed if it is surgery on your digestive tract. ...Read more
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Treat/cure sinusitis: There are multiple purposes for sinus surgery, including but not limited to curing a physical (anatomic) blockage causing sinusitis, widening the opening of the sinuses so minor swelling does not shut off the opening, providing better access for medications sprayed/misted/squirted into the nose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In old days when alcohol was used in surgery, was it's purpose to knocked the person out like anesthesia or just try and dull the pain?
Surgery risks: Risks will vary depending on the procedure, anesthesia, and health of the patient. Generally, cosmetic procedures are elective and therefore not done on patients who carry too high risk. An example: many plastic surgeons not doing breast lifts on patients who smoke because of risk to tissue. General risks: infection, bleeding, failure, damage to tissues, recurrence, ; need for other procedure. ...Read more
Elder man had surgery for broken patella. Transferred to a care/rehab facility. What will they do for him, length of time, and purpose of stay?
Rehab: They will help him get his strength back and make sure his balance good and give him correct techniques for mobilization. Length of stay depends on his situation but could be week or so. ...Read more
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