Patient Teaching is the Foundation for Successful Discharge

Anti-Embolism Stockings

Compression or anti embolism stockings are typically ordered to promote hip replacement recovery. The patient will be instructed to wear thigh-high or knee-high compression stockings as much as possible, day and night, until the likelihood of deep venous thrombosis or venous thromboembolism (DVT), is eliminated. 

Hip Replacement Recovery: 2020 PDGM Utilization Guidelines

Anti-embolism support stockings prevent formation of blood clots and encourage proper blood flow.