Covidien TED Black Knee-Length Anti-Embolism Stockings for Continuing Care (Pack of 3)
Designed to prevent thromboembolic diseases from developing, the Covidien TED Black Knee-Length Anti-Embolism Stockings for Continuing Care (Pack of 3) improve blood circulation through graduated compression. This stops blood clots from developing, while their latex-free construction is skin-friendly.
Money-Saving Pack of 3 Stockings
With your purchase you will receive:
As three pairs of Covidien TED Anti-Embolism Stockings are provided, you can continue to receive the benefits of your stockings even when some of the pairs are in the wash. Additionally, purchasing the stockings as a pack of three provides you with a small monetary saving, helping you to manage your condition or symptoms at a reduced cost.
Who Are the Covidien TED Anti-Embolism Stockings For?
Designed for users who are up to six weeks following surgery, the Covidien TED Black Anti-Embolism Stockings use compression to prevent the blood clots that can cause a range of thromboembolic conditions. This makes the Anti-Embolism Stockings well suited to users who are high risk. Conditions that these stockings can prevent include:
- Blood clots
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Pulmonary embolism
- Thromboembolic disease
How Do the Covidien TED Anti-Embolism Stockings Work?
Blood clots can occur when someone has suffered an injury or when someone is immobile for an extended period of time. This is why people who have had an operation are at a high risk of developing a blood clot, because of the mixture of an injury and immobility. The Covidien TED Stockings prevent blood clots by applying graduated pressure on the calf and leg.
This graduated pressure forces the blood to accelerate rather than stall, ideal for reducing the chances of a clot developing. This is why the Anti-Embolism Stockings are particularly popular among people who fly a lot and those with mobility problems.
Which Size of Covidien TED Anti-Embolism Stockings Should I Choose?
The first thing that you will have to do when purchasing your Anti-Embolism Stockings is to select the correct size. You can do this by completing the following steps and looking at the table below:
- Measure your calf at its thickest part.
- Measure the distance from the bend of your knee to the bottom of your heel behind your leg.
- Make sure that the measurements are completed while standing (someone else can help if necessary).
- Match your measurements to the tables below.
|Size ||Calf Circumference |
|Small ||<12" (<30.5cm) |
|Medium ||12 - 15" (30.5 - 38cm) |
|Large ||15 - 17.5" (38 - 44.5cm) |
|Extra Large ||17.5 - 20" (44.5 - 51cm) |
|Size ||Regular Length ||Long Length |
|Small ||<16" (<40.5cm) ||>16" (>40.5cm) |
|Medium ||<17" (<43cm) ||>17" (>43cm) |
|Large ||<18" (<45.5cm) ||>18" (>45.5cm) |
|Extra Large ||<18" (<45.5cm) ||>18" (>45.5cm) |
What Level of Compression Do the Covidien TED Stockings Provide?
The Covidien TED Stockings provide a differing level of compression the higher up the socks that you go. This is to ensure that blood is encouraged to accelerate rather than stall. The levels of compression at different parts of the leg are as follows:
- Lower thigh: 10mmHg
- Popliteal: 8mmHg
- Calf: 14mmHg
- Ankle: 18mmHg
Where Will the Covidien Anti-Embolism Stockings Provide Compression?
The area on the back of the leg around your calf is the most common area for a blood clot to develop. As a result it is here where the Covidien TED Stockings will provide compression, with the intention of accelerating your blood as it travels from your ankles to your knees. However, the Anti-Embolism Stockings do still provide compression on your ankles and lower knees too, meaning that the chances of clots developing in other places in your legs are reduced.
Can I Use the Covidien TED Stockings Post Surgery?
The Covidien Black Knee Anti-Embolism Stockings are designed specifically for use post surgery, as people post surgery are at the highest risk of developing clots due to injury and immobility. If you are in the first six weeks following a surgery, then the TED Knee-Length Stockings are well recommended as a product that can make your recovery risk free. It is recommended that you seek medical advice before purchasing the Covidien TED Black Stockings.
Can I Use the Covidien TED Anti-Embolism Stockings While Flying?
We recommend that you speak to a medical expert before you purchase your Covidien TED Stockings as they are best suited to use in the six weeks after a surgery. However, there is no reason that they wouldn't be suitable for those who are flying, as compression socks can reduce the risk of blood clots in high risk air passengers.
How Tight Are the TED Knee-Length Stockings to Wear?
Although users have reported that the Covidien TED Anti-Embolism Stockings are tight at first, this is necessary in order to get the level of compression needed to increase the speed of blood from your ankles to your knees. Despite this, your legs will adjust and in no time you'll have a comfortable fit that is pain free.
How Comfortable Are the TED Knee-Length Stockings?
The TED Knee-Length Stockings are extremely comfortable to wear. They are so comfortable that users have reported barely feeling that they are wearing them at all, aside from the fact that their legs feel far more comfortable. The TED Knee-Length Stockings also feature a closed toe to make them feel more comfortable and natural on your feet.
How Discreet Are the TED Anti-Embolism Stockings?
The Covidien TED Stockings come in a thin black colour that is designed to be discreet. The material is both thin and not bulky, meaning that you can't see the lining through any clothes that you may be wearing at top. This makes the stockings well suited to anyone conscious about their stockings during use.
How Do I Care for My Anti-Embolism Compression Stockings?
Caring for your Anti-Embolism Stockings can greatly improve the length of their life, especially as dirt and debris can begin to damage the stockings if they are not washed. Please note that oils, lanolin and similar substances may deteriorate the material. Should you want to wash your stockings, you should adhere to the following instructions:
- They may be washed with light goods in temperatures that don't exceed 71°C
- Avoid excessive bleach
- They may be tumble dried with temperatures reaching 121°C over a 15 to 20 minute period
When Should I Not Wear the Anti-Embolism Compression Stockings?
In some instances the Anti-Embolism Compression Stockings are NOT suitable to be worn. This includes users who suffer from:
- Leg deformity
- Massive oedema
- Recent skin graft
- Severe vascular diseases such as arteriosclerosis
- Vein ligation
- Severe vascular diseases such as arteriosclerosis
Please note that we recommend you seek advice from a medical professional before purchase. For more information on the suitability of the Anti-Embolism Stockings, please see the "Contraindications" tab above.
Item Codes for the TED Black Stockings
|Size ||Item Code |
|Small Regular ||4434 |
|Small Long ||4572 |
|Medium Regular ||4435 |
|Medium Long ||4573 |
|Large Regular ||4436 |
|Large Long ||4574 |
|Extra Large Regular ||4437 |
|Extra Large Long ||4575 |