TED hose

TED hose

(ted hōz)
Elastic stockings that compress the superficial veins in the lower limbs; used in postoperative patients and others immobilized by illness to prevent thrombophlebitis by shunting blood through the deep veins of the calves and thighs. TED is an abbreviation for thromboembolic disease.
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Patients will say, 'Don't you come near me with those TED hose.
If you're in that situation, tell them to use an Ace wrap with light compression and each day tighten the Ace wrap a little more until they are able to use TED hose with minimal discomfort.
Our patients with stroke and patients with spinal cord injury wore knee-high TED hose and had high-top tennis shoes applied on 2 hours and off 2 hours, around the clock to prevent foot drop.
This is important, as many physicians prescribe TED hose for venous stasis ulcers, although it does not provide enough compression.
Hansen observes, compression, the standard compression classes, and the minimal benefits of low pressure levels provided by the classic TED hose and OTC support hose should have been addressed.
Mechanical prophylaxes such as TED hose and sequential compression devices have not been proved effective in preventing pulmonary embolism or death.
Surgeons don't always tell you in advance about Ted hose (thigh-high hose that guard against blood clots), abduction pillows (large foam pillows that must be kept between the legs after hip replacement surgery), and other accoutrements of convalescence.
You are required to wear Ted hose, and you are not allowed to bend over.