Swollen calves due to ruptured baker's cyst.

Compression Stockings . 7 answers . 2 years ago

My calves are swollen due to a ruptured baker's cyst. The doctor's office said to wear TED hose. How do I know what kind and the proper fit?

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2 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group (View Profile)

Generally a graded compression hose is better than a standard Ted hose.
You can get a 15-20 mmHg graded compression stocking at a medical supply supply house or at a physicians office that is a stocking dealer without a prescription. You can check stocking manufacturer websites for local dealers. A few stocking brands to consider: Sigvaris, jobst, medi, juzo. To name a few.
Higher compression stockings generally require a prescription.
Michael D. Ingegno MD

2 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group (View Profile)

Generally a graded compression hose is better than a standard Ted hose.
You can get a 15-20 mmHg graded compression stocking at a medical supply supply house or at a physicians office that is a stocking dealer without a prescription. You can check stocking manufacturer websites for local dealers. A few stocking brands to consider: Sigvaris, jobst, medi, juzo. To name a few.
Higher compression stockings generally require a prescription.
Michael D. Ingegno MD


2 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center (View Profile)

Don't want TED hose. Want a graded compression stocking. Jobst brand is good. 20-30 mmhg. Thigh or knee high.
David E.

2 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center (View Profile)

Don't want TED hose. Want a graded compression stocking. Jobst brand is good. 20-30 mmhg. Thigh or knee high.
David E.


2 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis (View Profile)

You should go to a reputable medical supply house or medical office who has a certified fitter for measurements.
There are many styles and grades of quality. Cheapest isn't always the best.
Norman N. Bein MD FACS RVT

2 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis (View Profile)

You should go to a reputable medical supply house or medical office who has a certified fitter for measurements.
There are many styles and grades of quality. Cheapest isn't always the best.
Norman N. Bein MD FACS RVT


2 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee (View Profile)

TED hose are desgined to reduce the risk of deep vein clotting in pateints who are immobilized for medical reasons or undegoing surgery. I would not recommend TED hose for a ruptered baker's cyst. In most pateints, I would recommend thigh length or pantyhose in the 30 to 40 mm Hg compression range. Patients with neuropathy and numbness in the feet or with arterial insufficiency in the legs should wear lower grades of compression.
Stephen F. Daugherty, MD, FACS, RVT, RPhS

2 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee (View Profile)

TED hose are desgined to reduce the risk of deep vein clotting in pateints who are immobilized for medical reasons or undegoing surgery. I would not recommend TED hose for a ruptered baker's cyst. In most pateints, I would recommend thigh length or pantyhose in the 30 to 40 mm Hg compression range. Patients with neuropathy and numbness in the feet or with arterial insufficiency in the legs should wear lower grades of compression.
Stephen F. Daugherty, MD, FACS, RVT, RPhS


2 years ago by Heart and Vein Center (View Profile)

It will be unusual that you have both calves swollen due to Baker cyst rupture. Did both ruptured at the same time? Did you have a venous Doppler to make sure you do not have deep vein thrombosis (clots in the veins in your legs)?
Rodolfo D. Farhy, MD, FACC, FAHA

2 years ago by Heart and Vein Center (View Profile)

It will be unusual that you have both calves swollen due to Baker cyst rupture. Did both ruptured at the same time? Did you have a venous Doppler to make sure you do not have deep vein thrombosis (clots in the veins in your legs)?
Rodolfo D. Farhy, MD, FACC, FAHA


2 years ago by Vein Specialists (View Profile)

I would make sure you have had full deep vein clot ultrasound and also make
sure there is no venous insufficiency. Venous insufficiency is a very
common cause of lower limb swelling and should be ruled out before assuming
the swelling is the result solely of a Baker's cyst.

2 years ago by Vein Specialists (View Profile)

I would make sure you have had full deep vein clot ultrasound and also make
sure there is no venous insufficiency. Venous insufficiency is a very
common cause of lower limb swelling and should be ruled out before assuming
the swelling is the result solely of a Baker's cyst.


2 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

Compression stockings should cover the area affected. In your case this will either be over the calf to the area of the knee joint, or, more likely, above the knee. Compression stockings can be obtained to fit over the calf, above the knee or to the thigh. The compression is usually 20 t0 30 or at most for this problem, 30 to 40.

2 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

Compression stockings should cover the area affected. In your case this will either be over the calf to the area of the knee joint, or, more likely, above the knee. Compression stockings can be obtained to fit over the calf, above the knee or to the thigh. The compression is usually 20 t0 30 or at most for this problem, 30 to 40.


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