TKA: Compression stockings provide no improvement in postoperative swelling and pain
Effect of compression therapy on knee swelling and pain after total knee arthroplastyKnee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013 Feb;21(2):388-92. doi: 10.1007/s00167-012-1963-0. Epub 2012 Mar 28
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88 patients were randomized to determine the effectiveness of compression therapy following TKA. Patients either did or did not receive medical elastic compression stockings on the first postoperative day following surgery, and were evaluated based on knee swelling, pain, flexion, and function for 4 weeks postoperatively. The results indicated that there were no difference in any outcome between p...
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