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Do compression stockings help with venous stasis ulcers?

21 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
12 doctors agree

In brief: Venous Ulcer RX

Compression is the key to treating venous stasis ulcerations.
In a comprehensive wound care center, there are many different types of compression used. First, make sure that the level of compression that is being used is safe to use. Your wound care professionals will be able to assist you through this process.

In brief: Venous Ulcer RX

Compression is the key to treating venous stasis ulcerations.
In a comprehensive wound care center, there are many different types of compression used. First, make sure that the level of compression that is being used is safe to use. Your wound care professionals will be able to assist you through this process.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely

Especially if you use dual layer stockings and get an adequate amount of pressure.

In brief: Absolutely

Especially if you use dual layer stockings and get an adequate amount of pressure.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

However treating an ulcer with stockings alone is not very successful.
Compression therapy with multilayer bandaging is more effective and allows for better care of the ulcer. When the ulcer is healed then one can transition to stockings.

In brief: Yes

However treating an ulcer with stockings alone is not very successful.
Compression therapy with multilayer bandaging is more effective and allows for better care of the ulcer. When the ulcer is healed then one can transition to stockings.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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In brief: yes

Short term: adequate and properly applied compression will reduce the drainage and get the ulceraton to close faster. Long term: need to address the underlying pathology and take action to help prevent recurrances.
Long term: compression stockings, regardless of having surgical intervention or not.

In brief: yes

Short term: adequate and properly applied compression will reduce the drainage and get the ulceraton to close faster. Long term: need to address the underlying pathology and take action to help prevent recurrances.
Long term: compression stockings, regardless of having surgical intervention or not.
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
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