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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This finding suggests that in the prescription of a medical elastic stocking consider the occupation of each patient in which the seated position suggests need for a half of more compression.
All patients used a foot pump and wore an elastic stocking immediately after surgery.
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.
Manual and mechanical lymph drainage allow a rapid reduction of edema volume and the use of an elastic stocking has a synergistic effect in reducing edema during drainage.
The hazard ratio adjusted for baseline characteristics of the elastic stocking group compared to the control group was 0.49 (P = .01).
He should see his doctor who will test him for diabetes and prescribe antibiotic wound dressing and an elastic stocking.
The legs were measured after each session to check the size of the elastic stocking. Exchange of stockings in Group II was indicated when volumetric losses were observed in this case; the legs were measured again.
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. He may refer her to a leg ulcer clinic.
Q I have deep vein thrombosis and my doctor has told me to wear elastic stockings, but in the hot weather they irritate my skin.
Contract Awarded for Supply of antithrombosis compression sheaths and elastic stockings for the university hospital ro hortega de valladolid