hat was the main objective of the studies?
Dr. Salama: Both studies aimed to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and comfort of medical compression stockings with different pressures after vein surgery.
What pressure ranges were compared in the studies?
Dr. Salama: The studies compared stockings with low pressure (18 to 21 mmHg) and those with moderate pressure (23 to 32 mmHg).
What were the benefits of moderate pressure in the early post-operative period?
Dr. Salama: According to one study, compression stockings with a pressure of 23 to 32 mmHg in the early postoperative period were shown to provide a more rapid reduction in clinically and ultrasonically verified edema and subjective feelings of pain, tightness, and discomfort in the leg.
Were there any long-term differences between the two pressure ranges?
Dr. Salama: No, in the long term, especially six weeks after surgery, there was no significant difference between the two pressure ranges in terms of clinical and ultrasound-related findings.
Why might choosing lower-pressure stockings be beneficial for some patients?
Dr. Salama: Lower-pressure compression stockings can be beneficial because they are easier to put on and cause less discomfort. This can lead to better tolerance, especially if the stockings have to be worn for a longer period of time.
What conclusion do you draw from these studies for patients after vein surgery?
Dr. Salama: While higher-pressure stockings may offer short-term benefits, lower-pressure stockings show similar efficacy in the long term and may be a more comfortable alternative for many patients.