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Anti – Embolism Stockings – The Perfect Compressant

Anti – Embolism Stockings – The Perfect Compressant

By Taikhum Sadiq

Also known as TED hose, short for thromboembolism-deterrent hose, they are used to support the venous and lymphatic drainage of the leg. They are low cost temporary solutions commonly used for patients in nursing homes and post-surgery to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Similar to gradient compression stockings, anti-embolism stockings deliver an equal amount of compression at the ankle and the upper leg. This compression, when combined with the muscle pump effect of the calf, helps in circulation of blood and lymph fluid through the legs (in non-ambulatory patients). Basically the main purpose of anti-embolism stockings is to maintain normal venous return in bedridden patients. Today, even the sports industry has increased the use of compression wear. Various garments have been developed which improve the efficiency of muscles by stabilizing the muscles and improving circulation/ lactic acid removal in the body. Today, compression stockings are available in a great range of opacities, colors, styles and sizes, making them virtually unrecognizable from regular hosiery or stockings we use.

Knee Length Stockings

Anti – Embolism Stockings – The Perfect Compressant

The Covidien Kendall TED Knee Length Open Toe Anti-Embolism Stockings are designed to reduce venous stasis below the knee area. The clinically-proven graduated compression pattern helps ensure optimum blood flow velocity. The Covidien Kendall Knee Length TED Anti-Embolism Stockings For Continuing Care is full-foot nylon stockings without an inspection toe. They provide graduated compression and are clinically proven to heal thromboembolic disease.

These stockings are designed for continued care of the recuperating patients. The Medline EMS Knee Length 16mmHg Anti-Embolism Stockings provide tailored and a contour fit in right amount of gradient pressure. These stockings provide optimum pressure at the ankle which gradually decreases over the length of the entire leg.

Thigh Length Stockings

Anti – Embolism Stockings – The Perfect Compressant

The Covidien Kendall Thigh Length TED Anti-embolism Latex Stockings are designed to reduce venous stasis in the entire leg. The optimum graduated compression from ankle to the upper thigh helps ensures optimum blood flow velocity. The Medline EMS Thigh Length 16mmHg Anti-Embolism Stockings have the same specifications with the only difference being that they provide optimum pressure at the ankle and gradually decrease as they cover the thigh region completely.

The FLA Orthopedics Activa Anti Embolism 18mmHg Thigh High Stockings help prevent venous stasis and embolism formation as it applies graduated compression to the leg. It is highly recommended for the recumbent or non-ambulatory patients.