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THR TED Hose for Short People

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The TED hose I got in the hospital hit me right just above the center of the knee and keep rolling down, cutting off the circulation in my leg. I have searched for TED hose in a short length and have not found them. I’m wearing short compression stockings, but I’m having my other hip done next month and would like to find some TED hose that actually fit. Any suggestions?

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They aren't really necessary according to Dr Ast from hospital for special surgery. I was not prescribed them to wear but I suppose each surgeon is different. Glad I didn't have to wear because I had limited support from my sis who could only come by so often. Good luck.
 

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Different OS have different protocols and using the TEDS are one of the things done differently. I didn't have to use them for what it's worth. As far as being too long since they are short term use can you cut them down?
 
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My surgeon wants me to wear them, so I will. I’ve searched Amazon, Walmart, various specialty shops that sell TED hose, and my local pharmacy that sells and fits them. I fear if I try to cut them off they’ll unravel completely. I may have to resort to thigh highs. Or he may be okay with compression stockings. I just can’t believe no one makes TEDs in shorter lengths!
 

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@el344 I too am of the short persuasion! My doctor referred me to a place for custom (made to measure) compression socks that did fit better than the off the shelf kind. I still hated them but they did fit better! You could ask your surgeon for a recommendation to a local place that can do this for you or do a google search for "custom made compression socks" for your area.
 

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Hello :wave:
Stopping by to wish you a Happy Two Month Anniversary on Lefty and realized your Right THR is today. Wishing you all the best and hope to read an update on both hips when you’re resting comfortably at home. Take good care!
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