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TKA: Compression stockings provide no improvement in postoperative swelling and pain

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April 2013

TKA: Compression stockings provide no improvement in postoperative swelling and pain

Vol: 2| Issue: 3| Number:128| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effect of compression therapy on knee swelling and pain after total knee arthroplasty

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013 Feb;21(2):388-92. doi: 10.1007/s00167-012-1963-0. Epub 2012 Mar 28

Contributing Authors:
S Munk NJ Jensen I Andersen H Kehlet TB Hansen

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Synopsis

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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