Only stocking to reduce risk of DVT! For the recuperating patient or to help reduce the danger of thromboembolism. T.E.D. stockings are specifically designed to speed blood flow by providing graduated compression up the leg. Compression is tightest at the ankle and gradually diminishes up the calf. Pressure pattern stays in place for continued benefit. Designed to maintain circulation. Defined heel pocket for easy sock orientation.
Sizing: T.E.D. stocking precautions: Proper size and application must be assured. 1. Measure calf circumference at the greatest portion. 2. Measure distance from bend of knee to bottom of heel (if possible, measure length in a standing position). Medium Regular: Calf circumference (inches): 12-15. Length (inches): 14-17. Wear: 1. Insert hand into stockings as far as the heel pocket. Grasp center of heel pocket and turn stocking inside out. 2. Carefully position stocking over foot and heel. Center heel in heel pocket. 3. Pull stocking up and around ankle and calf, working up to the final position. Top of stocking should be 1 to 2 inches below bottom of knee cap. Smooth out any excess material. Care: To preserve life of stockings, launder every three days. Keep the stockings free from substances such as ointments, oils and lanolin which deteriorate elastic. Wash in water temperatures not to exceed 160 degrees F (71 degrees C). Avoid excess bleach. Dry in temperatures not to exceed 250 degrees F (121 degrees C) for no longer than 20 minutes. Remove from dryer promptly. Prolonged heat can reduce the stockings wear life.
These stockings are only to be worn on the advice of your doctor and for the recommended time period. Do not under any circumstances turn down top of stockings; do not cover any portion of the knee.
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