After the procedure is done, can you wear knee-high compression socks or does it have to be thigh-high compression socks?

I was told to wear thigh high compression socks the last time I had a procedure where they closed one vein off. It was painful. They wouldn't stay up and they irritated my skin, leaving red marks around my leg. Also, my leg looks like its sunken in on one spot. My leg still hurts. I went back to knee-high compression socks today because I couldn't take it anymore.

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Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

I wrap my patients with a thigh-high ace bandage for 24 hours following a closure procedure. After this, I tell them to wear a knee-length support hose for 48 hours. Thigh-high stockings cause all of the problems that you described.

Published on Oct 08, 2019

Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

I wrap my patients with a thigh-high ace bandage for 24 hours following a closure procedure. After this, I tell them to wear a knee-length support hose for 48 hours. Thigh-high stockings cause all of the problems that you described.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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