Promotion

Anti Embolism Stockings

Anti Embolism Stockings are often referred to as compression stockings or compression socks. An anti embolism stocking is used as a medical compression stocking to treat venous and lymphatic medical problems. Leading manufacturers of these compression garments include Covidien, Kendall, TED Hose, and Truform.

The patient applications of these compression stockings include prevention of blood pooling in the legs that can clot and result in venous thrombosis or deep vein thrombosis. Venous thrombosis develops when a blood clot forms in the deep veins located near the skeletal parts of the body surrounded by muscle. The legs are a very common place for these clots to form, as well as the arms. Blood clots can also lead to pulmonary embolism, which is often fatal.

Set Ascending Direction

1-18 of 37

Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Set Ascending Direction

1-18 of 37

Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Medical patients who wear Anti Embolism Stockings are taking preventative measures by using Compression Therapy to control venous and lymphatic pooling. Anti Embolism Stockings generally come in three different lengths: knee high (compression socks), thigh high (compression stockings) and waist high (compression hosiery).

Anti Embolism Stockings are usually twice as thick as regular hosiery or stockings and they are made with rubber or some other elastic fiber. The compression is graduated--higher at the foot and gradually gets lower toward the opening of the compression stocking. Anti Embolism stockings are manufactured with differing levels of compression. The different compression levels are measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg). The most common compression level for anti embolism stockings is 18 mmHg. Leading manufactures of Anti Embolism Stockings include Jobst and Covidien (the manufacturers of TED Hose).