T.E.D. anti-embolism stockings are clinically proven to reduce the incidence of DVT up to 50%1 and to promote increased blood flow velocity in the legs 138%2 of baseline by compression of the deep venous system. They have also been clinically proven to prevent the damaging effects of venous distension that occurs during surgery and hospitalization.3
T.E.D. anti-embolism stockings apply the clinically-proven graduated pressure pattern of 18mmHg at the ankle, 14mmHg at the calf, 8mmHg at the popliteal, 10mmHg at the lower thigh and 8mmHg at the upper thigh.2 It is important to measure the patient’s leg size to assure that the appropriate pressure pattern is applied.
1Ishak, M.A. and Morley, K.D. Deep venous thrombosis after total hip arthroplasty: a prospective controlled study to determine the prophylactic effect of graded pressure stockings Br. J. Surg 1981; 68: 429-432. 2Sigel B., et al. Type of Compression for Reducing Venous Stasis. Archives of Surgery. 1975; 110: 171-175. 3Coleridge-Smith PD, et al. Deep Vein Thrombosis: Effect of Graduated Compression Stockings on Distension of the Deep Veins of the Calf. British Journal of Surgery. June 1991. Vol 78, No. (6): 724-726.