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Will a 1.5 Inch Run in the Upper Thigh Affect the Compression of the Compression Hosiery?

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Post Sclerotherapy Compression Hosiery

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Thank you for your question. That is so small it is unlikely to have any significant compromise. If it enlarges, then perhaps compression could be compromised. I hope this helps.

Danville Plastic Surgeon
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It will decrease the compression.

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Compression hose work by applying pressure to the skin and muscles to increase the venous return and decrease the venous pressure.  If there is a break in the compression as with a run, then this will compromise the compression at that point and above it.  The area below the run should continue to be fine.

Naples General Surgeon
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Compression hosiery after sclerotherapy

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Yes, it will affect the ability of the compression hose if you have a run in them, but since these types of hosiery are expensive, if the run is only 1.5 inches and the most treated area is not right under it, it's fine to continue to use them.

Las Vegas Dermatologist
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