Grade II thigh high Medical Compression Stocking
|Anti-embolism||Reduce swelling||Enhance circulation|
|Scar rehabilitation and inhibition||Relieve tired, aching legs and feet||Ease discomfort from varicose veins|
Q: What is gradient compression?
A. Gradient compression delivers a squeezing to the leg that is tightest at the ankle. The amount of squeezing or compression gradually decreases up the leg. Compression is expressed in mmHg (millimeters of mercury).
Q. Are there reasons an individual should not wear compression?
A. Contraindications (medical conditions in which compression is not recommended):
- Ischemia (e.g. advanced arterial disease) of the legs.
- Untreated septic phlebitis of the leg
- Phlegmasia cerulea dolens
- Uncontrolled congestive heart failure
The wearing of compression should also be used with caution in the presence of:
- Skin infections
- Incompatibility to fabric of garment
- Immobility (confinement to bed)
- Weeping dermatoses
- Impaired sensitivity of the limb
Q. What is "economy class syndrome"?
A. Economy class syndrome is a term used to describe the medical condition deep vein thrombosis when it follows extended airplane travel. For further information please refer to your physician.
Q. What is the best time of day to measure for compression stockings?
A. It is best to measure earlier in the day before swelling builds in the legs. Measurements taken later in the day after swelling is present may result in choosing a stocking size that is too large. Many clinics that are unable to see patients earlier in the day will elevate, bandage, or pump the legs for a period of time before measuring in order to reduce any swelling that is present.