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Swelling & compression vest question
« on: March 20, 2011, 09:35:16 AM »
Should you continue wearing compression vest until swelling has COMPLETELY subsided? or is 6 weeks enough? I'm still SLIGHTLY puffy on right side but it's going down slowly... would taking of the compression vest at this stage be unadvisable?

thank you very much

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Re: Swelling & compression vest question
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2011, 03:33:19 PM »
my doctor said to keep it on for four weeks

Re: Swelling & compression vest question
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2011, 06:54:07 AM »
mine is only 3 weeks

Re: Swelling & compression vest question
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2011, 06:53:15 PM »
I am wearing my doctor appointed vest and binder (Dr. Jacobs) for 4 weeks then my own garment from underworks to exercise in for some pressure. I will be sleeping in my binder though for another 4 weeks.

Re: Swelling & compression vest question
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2011, 03:09:13 AM »
I wore it for 5wks.. then compression shirt for 2 wks..

Re: Swelling & compression vest question
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2011, 07:56:20 PM »
Do exactly what your doctor says. I can tell you from experience that taking the vest off any bit early will ruin healing and reduce the optimal healing process. If you have things in the next few weeks you want to take the vest off for remember that putting up with the vest for the full suggested time will make the long-term benefits the best.

Lastly, wearing the vest for additional time will only make the final result 2 years down the road better (it can't hurt to wear it longer). I've had my surgery two years ago and can attest to the fact that compression is meant to make healing occur in the best possible way for the long run.
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