elastic stocking

elastic stocking

a type of hosiery that applies gradient pressure to the legs to prevent excessive blood accumulation in the lower extremities caused by faulty vein valves. The stockings are commonly prescribed for patients with varicose veins. Compare antiembolism (AE) hose.
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Elastic stocking

elastic stocking

A stocking worn to apply pressure to the extremity, aiding the return of blood from the extremity to the heart through the deep veins.
See: thrombosis, deep venous
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Current, standard VTE prevention techniques include the use of an elastic stocking and/or other external compression device upon admittance to the hospital, patient movement and rehabilitation beginning the first day after surgery and continuing for several months, and anticoagulant therapy (blood thinning medications) starting the night before surgery and continuing after the patient is discharged.
All patients used a foot pump and wore an elastic stocking immediately after surgery.
After anaesthesia was induced, an elastic stocking applied to the right leg was rolled up once to the level of the calf for arterial catheterisation of the right dorsalis pedis artery and then returned to the level of the ankle.
Let's just live, for goodness sake, and if we have to, tug on an elastic stocking before we can go for a walk, like Anna, who says she'll soon need two elastic stockings and a stick.
The hazard ratio adjusted for baseline characteristics of the elastic stocking group compared to the control group was 0.
Sufferers are advised to keep the affected limb elevated and wear an elastic stocking or sleeve.
Her GP can test for this and prescribe an antibiotic wound dressing and advise her to wear an elastic stocking.
I've a sock putter-onner that stands by my chair For those elastic stockings I hate to wear.
31105 Elastic Stockings Above Knee Fda Approved Xl Size
Wear elastic stockings to aid circulation and to stop the blood pooling.
not forgetting the fact I'm bound by oath (the doctor made me promise) to keep wearing those knee-high elastic stockings.
For instance, across most of Italy, there is no reimbursement for bandages and elastic stockings.