- Over 30 years of clinical study showed it can effectively increase blood circulation in the legs.
- Designed to speed flow blood by providing graduated compression with the most pressure at the ankle.
- Helps reduce the risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- Lycra Spandex material supports good breathability and can be worn for long periods at a time.
- For better results, it is recommended that patients wear T.E.D. Anti-Embolism Stockings for a period of 24 hours. Constant removing and wearing of pressure stockings reduces the effectiveness of the treatment.
How to protect and take care of the veins in your legs?
- After surgery, avoid staying in one position for long periods of time. If possible, move about and walk around.
- Maintain good blood circulation when wearing pressure stockings through light exercises such as walking or movements recommend by your doctor.
- Avoid crossing your legs while sitting and wearing tight clothing
- 3-5 times per day, raise your legs up into the air to improve blood circulation.
- Avoid putting your legs in hot water for too long
- Keep an eye on the condition of the skin on your legs. Visit the doctor immediately if you spot or find varicose veins or other irregularities.
- A balance diet is recommended. To keep your heart in good condition, avoid smoking, coffee and alcohol.
- If you are already diagnosed with DVT, consult your doctor for other precautionary methods during and after surgery.
The above information is for reference only. Please consult your doctor about symptoms and prevention of Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT).
How to choose pressure stockings?
Fitting T.E.D Stockings:
- Choose products with a reputable medical background or ask your doctor.
- The pressure distribution should be gradual with most pressure at the ankle and least pressure at the thigh.
- The unit of measurement for pressure is mmHg.
- Use the measurements provided for size selection. Never wear pressure stockings that are meant for another person.
- Stockings should be well ventilated and suitable for wearing, long periods at a time.
- Measure calf circumference at greatest portion to determine size.
- Measure distance from bend of knee to bottom of heel to determine length. (If possible, measure the length in standing position.
Size Small: 1 Calf circumference less than 30.5 cm, 2 Calf length less than 40.6 cm Medium Size: 1 Calf Circumference between 30.5-38.1 cm , 2 Calf length less than 43.2 cm