elastic stockings


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elastic stockings

Supportive hosiery worn usually to assist in the control of the symptoms of VARICOSE VEINS. The external pressure applied by such stockings must be even and any local ‘tourniquet’ effect avoided. The compression should be greater at the ankle than at the thigh and should be graded along the leg. This requirement is now acknowledged by manufacturers and incorporated into the design of their products.

elastic stockings

elasticated hose applying graded compression to lower-leg soft tissues, to reduce oedema and prevent venous clot formation
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There are a few reports of complications associated with use of elastic stockings.
Walking regularly or using elastic stockings may also help leg pain.
Those in for a long haul should ask their doctor for anti-blood clotting medication, while below the knee elastic stockings are a help.
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If support hose makes you think of elderly women with blue hair and orthopedic shoes, take a look at the new elastic stockings.
Medical supplies of an expendable nature such as incontinent pads, catheters, ace bandages, elastic stockings, surgical face masks, irrigating kits, sheets and bags are not considered durable within the meaning of the definition.
Contract notice: Announcement of the hospital clinic of barcelona on contract bidding supply consumable material heals: bandages, elastic stockings, fastening material, immobilization and protection.
It may follow major surgery if the patient doesn't wear elastic stockings or remains immobile.
Intervention: Patients were randomly assigned at hospital discharge to wear or not wear off-the-rack, below-knee, graded compression elastic stockings on the affected leg for 2 years.
In the various European countries the pressure exerted on the leg by elastic stockings is measured according to different test methods and procedures.
I wear elastic stockings with metal springs down the side during games as a precaution.
If your doctor has recommended that you wear elastic stockings, put them on before you get out of bed in the morning while your legs are still elevated.