Compression Stockings VS. Anti- Embolism (TED Hose) Do you know the difference?

I can not tell you how many times in the 18 years I have been in the medical field where I have walked into hospitals and rehab facilities, and a lot of other medical facilities and the one thing I notice is that the majority of the patients in these facilities are not wearing the right compression. There is truly a difference. Read below. I hope you enjoy.

Anti-Embolism ( TED Hose) vs. Medical Compression Stockings

The biggest difference between Anti-Embolism Stockings (TED Hose) and Medical Compression Stockings is the compression level and the medical reason for which it is worn. Anti- Embolism Stockings are usually 8–18mmHg, while medical compression stockings are a medically-measured 15–20mmHg or higher. In addition, the purpose of anti-embolism stockings is to maintain normal venous return in a bedridden patient.

SIGVARIS MEDICAL Compression Hosiery and Socks are used to treat venous and lymphatic disorders in ambulatory patients. Graduated compression stockings are used for all stages of Chronic Venous Insufficiency, including varicose veins, edema, stasis skin changes and venous procedures. They may also be used in preventing and treating Post-Thrombotic Syndrome. According to medical research, ambulatory patients with Chronic Venous Disorders require more compression than is available in anti-embolism stockings.

A Simple Rule of Thumb:

If the patient is laying in the bed = anti-embolism stockings

If the patient is ambulatory = medical graduated compression stockings

Come by All Star Medical in either our Hermitage or Franklin Location and we will help you find the right type of compression stockings or socks. If you don't live locally to the Nashville TN area then just click the link below and order online.

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16th Feb 2017 Kevin Brown

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