Surgical stockings

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When did everyone stop wearing the surgical stockings? I'm 4 weeks post op now and can't bear them.

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    Hi 

    I had a Right TKR I stopped wearing the stocking after 4 days, for the same reason as you are having.

    Good healing

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    Hi Louise ,my surgical stockings came off on day 3, when I asked the nurse if they should be kept on any longer, she said there was no need , because I was going to have to keep taking the tablets that thinned the blood to prevent blood clots!
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    3 Days then only the large surgical plaster over the incision until the staples were taken out
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    I wore mine 2  1/2 months. I had a terrible time with swelling.  I just hated the top part. After they stretched out it wasn't so bad 

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    I was told to stop wearing them when I stop giving myself anti coagulant injections in 3 1/2 weeks from now.  I feel safer wearing them but maybe that's just me.  

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    Sorrry, I am not much good as I didn’t have any stockings and have done great. As of today it’s been 9 weeks since surgery. 

    Best wishes!

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      Thanks anyway. What about knee bends? When I lie on the bed I'm getting it in line with half way up the other thigh, if you know what I mean. I don't have a clue how many degrees that is though

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      I found that if you do heel slides on the bed,and slide your leg up to your maximum bend, it still doesn't bend as far as if you were doing the same exercise on a dining room chair! If you sit on a chair in a normal position , you ought to be about 90% more or less depending on your pain threshold , just don't over do it,  plenty of ice, and keep up with pain relief

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      I was given a manual by the hospital called,  Patient Guide for knees,Before, during and after joint replacement, it's very helpful, but I'm not sure if every Hospital uses the same book for their TKR patients, although it explains things in general, there is nothing like personal experiences to help each other understand possible scenarios! Even though they advise you not to compare yourselves to others!

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      I am not sure either ~ I just made 115 today at 9 weeks since surgery. My physical therapist place said I am a little behind as a lot get this at 4-6 weeks sad but I have found greater success being on the floor and doing heel slides. But first I made sure I had things around me to help me back up. I made sure I wasn't alone the first time either just in case I couldn't lol but I was fine and found I could get a better bend than on bed. 

      Hope that helps some

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