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All lower extremity compression is not created equally!

Friday, November 2, 2018 @ 11:11 AM  posted by jbuytaert

TED Hose

TED (Thrombo-Embolic Deterrent Hose) stockings may be prescribed to people who are in bed. For these people, the risk of a blood clot developing in their legs is a main concern. TED hose help reduce this risk by administering pressure on the lower part of the leg and feet – with the most compression occurring at the calf muscle.

Compression Socks

Compression socks are for people who are ambulatory or with circulatory problems:

  • venous insufficiency
  • lymphedema
  • varicose veins
  • wounds

For some people, this can be a temporary condition during pregnancy, for others it is chronic. Compression levels range from 15 to 20 mmHG up to 60 mmHg (above 20 mmHg is considered prescription strength). Compression socks help keep blood from pooling in the ankles, where the pressure is the greatest.

To measure for compression socks:

  • Ankle measurement
  • Calf, around largest area
  • Thigh for thigh-high socks
  • Length of sock
  • Compression strength in mmHg

You can purchase compression socks at Handi Medical Supply

Twin Cities                              Coon Rapids                            Mankato
651-644-9770                          651-789-5858                          507-779-7560

www.handimedical.com

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