|By Dr. Scott Rubinstein August 25, 2007|
Here we are debating a question that has no clear cut answer. All
My advice is to go with whatever your surgeon is comfortable with.
Scott Rubinstein M.D.
Your doctor has prescribed anti-coagulation medications to prevent blood clots and increase the blood flow in your legs. Along with taking your medications as prescribed, T.E.D. anti-embolism stockings will help prevent blood clots in the deep veins of your legs.
Commonly referred to as TED or TEDS Hose – T.E.D. means thrombo-embolic disease/devices. Anti-embolism stockings are long, tight fitting “socks” that keep mild graduated pressure on the legs. Proper size and fit is important in order for stockings to be effective. Your nurse will assess the size and length of the stockings.
What is the purpose of TED anti-embolism stockings?The graduated compression of the stockings will help the blood to constantly move in the leg providing good circulation; therefore,