Compression socks or stockings are other names for anti-embolism stockings. When treating venous and lymphatic medical issues, an anti-embolism stocking is used as a compression garment. Covidien, Mckesson, Advanced Orthopedics, Dr. Comfort, Jobst, DJO Comfort, and Truform are top producers of these compression garments.
These compression stockings are useful for patients to prevent blood from accumulating in their legs. Otherwise can clot and cause venous thrombosis or deep vein thrombosis. When a blood clot forms in the deep veins close to the muscle-covered, skeletal sections of the body, venous thrombosis results. Both the arms and the legs are frequently affected by these clots. Blood clots may potentially result in frequently fatal pulmonary embolism.
Why Wear Anti-Embolism Stockings?
The elastic garment that you can wrap around the leg refers to a stocking. The use of anti-embolism stockings can effectively treat Thromboembolism. Anti-embolism stockings apply suitable pressure to the legs. These range from 8 millimeters of mercury (mmHg) to 50 millimeters of mercury (mmHg). Moreover, these slow the development of venous problems such as edema, phlebitis, and thrombosis as well as their occurrence.
For How Long Should You Wear Compression Stockings?
Depending on the severity and the healthcare provider’s advice, the time frame may change. It can take two weeks or longer. You should wear anti-embolism stockings following surgery until you are able to move around comfortably and freely. Compression stockings are available in a range of dimensions, lengths, and hues. Additionally, they come in a range of compression strengths. You can wear them on both legs or just one. You can wear compression stockings during the day and remove them before going to bed. In the morning, put them back on.
Cleaning and Caring For Anti-Embolism Stockings
Clean it frequently enough to get rid of bodily waste and skin flakes. If left on the stockings, could harm the fiber and shorten their lifespan. When choosing your stockings, keep in mind that you will wear one of them. And keeps the other one in reserve for when you wash your current pair. Your stockings should be washed by hand at a comfortable hand temperature of around 40 °C (104 °F) and dried away from direct heat.
How to Put on the Compression Stockings?
- Grab the stocking by the top of the heel pocket by inserting your hand.
- Then turn the top of the stocking down toward the toe while maintaining control of the heel pocket.
- Once your toe and heel are in the proper positions, put your foot into the stocking.
- Then pull your stocking up over your ankle and calf by holding the top of it.
- By gently rubbing the garment into place, you can ensure that the material is distributed evenly over the leg for the best fit.
- When it is about two finger widths below the bend of your knee, you will know it is on properly.
Who can Wear Else Anti-Embolism Stockings?
Anti-Embolism Stockings are comfortable to wear for long shift workers like nurses, flight attendants, and salespeople. People even decide to wear it when traveling.