I had RF ablation 48 hours ago. I would like to wear my custom knee-high stockings instead of full compression hose. Is that OK?

I had RF ablation 48 hours ago. I have been wearing compression stockings since my procedure. I had my hose and knee-high stockings custom fit, but the hose is horribly uncomfortable and restricting my activity. I am having no pain or swelling. I understand from recent research the full stockings offer more comfort and will not effect closure of my GSV.

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Firstly, you should follow your surgeon's instructions. Secondly, the saphenous vein (GSV) is treated up to the groin area and therefore you should wear the thigh-length stocking to keep the area compressed for about 7 or so days.
The hose is to keep the vein compressed in the early stages of healing but do offer comfort in the thigh area.

Published on Nov 13, 2018

Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis (View Profile)

Firstly, you should follow your surgeon's instructions. Secondly, the saphenous vein (GSV) is treated up to the groin area and therefore you should wear the thigh-length stocking to keep the area compressed for about 7 or so days.
The hose is to keep the vein compressed in the early stages of healing but do offer comfort in the thigh area.

Published on Nov 13, 2018


Answered by Laser Vein Center

I would recommend discussing this with your surgeon. Under the circumstances, I would agree with changing to a full stocking.

Published on Nov 06, 2018

Answered by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

I would recommend discussing this with your surgeon. Under the circumstances, I would agree with changing to a full stocking.

Published on Nov 06, 2018


Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

I recommend thigh-high compression for 48 hours, followed by knee-high compression if necessary. After 48 hours, I do not recommend compression unless patients feel that they are more comfortable with the compression.

Published on Nov 06, 2018

Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

I recommend thigh-high compression for 48 hours, followed by knee-high compression if necessary. After 48 hours, I do not recommend compression unless patients feel that they are more comfortable with the compression.

Published on Nov 06, 2018


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