What degree of compression do I need?
Compression stockings will help post procedure swelling and minimize risk of deep vein thrombosis.
Question: I had total knee replacement surgery one week ago today. I would like to purchase a second pair of compression stockings. What degree of compression do I need? I am a female, 69 years old.
Answer: For day to day use 8-15mmHg or 20-30mmHg are more than enough to help with post procedure swelling and minimizing the risk of DVT development.