Know When to Use and When to Avoid Compression Stockings

Questions are coming up about the role of compression stockings.

We're most familiar with T.E.D. or thrombo-embolic deterrent hose. These "anti-embolism" stockings have graduated compression of 8 to 18 mmHg...and may reduce venous pooling in bedridden patients.

Other compression stockings are categorized by pressure. "Mild" compressions stockings are often referred to as "nonmedical."

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