Can TED hose be washed?

I've just had knee surgery and I'm instructed to wear TED hoses for 6 weeks. I think 6 weeks is a fairly long time, so I wonder if I should wash them at least once every 2 weeks. Can they be washed? Will elasticity be lost after washing?

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3 weeks ago by Hratch Karamanoukian, MD, FACS, RVT, RPVI , RPhS

TED hose are light compression garments (7 mmHg) and like all compression stockings can be washed. They are likley to lose their effectiveness after several washes.

3 weeks ago by Hratch Karamanoukian, MD, FACS, RVT, RPVI , RPhS (View Profile)

TED hose are light compression garments (7 mmHg) and like all compression stockings can be washed. They are likley to lose their effectiveness after several washes.


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