Is it OK to wear full leg compression stockings after total knee replacement?

My surgery was 3 years ago but my knee and lower leg are swollen.

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Published on May 29, 2018

Yes, it is OK.

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Yes, it is OK.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Hratch Karamanoukian, MD, FACS, RVT, RPVI , RPhS

Published on May 23, 2018

It is perfectly fine to wear compression stockings after TKR. If your leg is swollen, get a scan to rule out DVT.

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Answered by Hratch Karamanoukian, MD, FACS, RVT, RPVI , RPhS

It is perfectly fine to wear compression stockings after TKR. If your leg is swollen, get a scan to rule out DVT.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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Published on May 22, 2018

It should be no problem to wear compression hose if your knee surgery was years ago and you are completely healed. If your leg is still swollen to or above the knee, then thigh high compression hose are a much better choice than knee high which would likely make the knee swelling worse. I would consider a formal venous evaluation for that type of persistent swelling to see if you are a candidate for a minimally invasive, office based vein procedure that could significantly improve your swelling. Please visit our website at Weknowveins.com for more information.

Answered by Vein Specialists (View Profile)

It should be no problem to wear compression hose if your knee surgery was years ago and you are completely healed. If your leg is still swollen to or above the knee, then thigh high compression hose are a much better choice than knee high which would likely make the knee swelling worse. I would consider a formal venous evaluation for that type of persistent swelling to see if you are a candidate for a minimally invasive, office based vein procedure that could significantly improve your swelling. Please visit our website at Weknowveins.com for more information.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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