help prevent blood clots in bedbound patients and are typically used in the hospital and after surgery.
It is recommended that patients apply a midpotency topical steroid such as triamcinolone to the affected area, followed by compression, ideally antiembolism stocking (TED hose) - but that can be a hard sell.
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.
Shinkai recommends that patients apply a midpotency topical steroid such as triamcinolone to the affected area, followed by compression, ideally antiembolism stockings (TED hose
)--but that can be a hard sell.
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.
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.
Just when I was beginning to get frustrated because it seemed as though my continuous harping was not effective, he surprised me with TED hose
! I decided last week after he had told me blatantly that he just didn't want the hassle [of wearing TED stockings] that I had done all that I could do and figured my nagging was only going to anger him.
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.