What degree of compression do I need?

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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.