Covidien TED Black Knee Length Anti-Embolism Stockings for Continuing Care
Because the risk of developing thromboembolic diseases like deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE) can continue for up to six weeks after being discharged from hospital, it's vital that you can properly reduce the risk of these potentially fatal events occurring.
The Covidien TED Black Knee Length Anti-Embolism Stockings for Continuing Care have been developed to reduce the risk of thromboembolic diseases developing in recuperating patients though a graduated compression pattern, helping increase blood flow rates to prevent blood clots forming in the leg.
Each purchase of the Covidien TED Stockings includes a pair of anti-embolism stockings.
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 table below.
|Size ||Calf Circumference ||Length |
|Small Regular ||<12 inches (<30.5cm) ||<16 inches (<40.6cm) |
|Small Long ||>16 inches (>40.6cm) |
|Medium Regular || |
12 inches - 15 inches
(30.5cm - 38.1cm)
|<17 inches (<43.2cm) |
|Medium Long ||>17 inches (>43.2cm) |
|Large Regular ||15 inches - 17.5 inches |
(38.1cm - 44.5cm)
|<18 inches (<45.7cm) |
|Large Long ||>18 inches (>45.7cm) |
|Extra Large Regular ||17.5 inches - 20 inches |
(44.5cm - 50.8cm)
|<18 inches (<45.7cm) |
|Extra Large Long ||>18 inches (>45.7cm) |
Clinically Proven to Reduce Thromboembolic Diseases
TED stockings are the only anti-embolism stockings which have been clinically proven to reduce the risk of thromboembolic disease, where blood clots (which most commonly form in the leg) break free. From there they can travel to the lungs where they obstruct the pulmonary arteries, restricting blood flow.
To effectively reduce the risk of clots developing, the stockings utilise a graduated compression pattern to encourage blood to quickly move through and back up the leg, helping to reduce the chance of blood clots forming in the leg and reducing the risk of fatal pulmonary embolisms.
Designed for Comfort
As well as being highly effective, the stockings are also incredibly comfortable to wear. All Covidien TED continuing care stockings are latex free, reducing the risk of allergic reactions, and also feature a closed toe, making them feel comfortable and natural on your feet.
What Level of Compression do the TED Stockings Provide?
The Anti-Embolism Stockings for Continuing Care feature different levels of compression on various parts of the leg. This is as follows:
- Upper thigh: 8mmHg
- Lower thigh: 10mmHg
- Popliteal: 8mmHg
- Calf: 14mmHg
- Ankle: 18mmHg
Contraindications of the Covidien TED Anti-Embolism Stockings for Continuing Care
There are certain conditions that may make these stockings unsuitable for your use – for further information please see the "Contraindications" tab at the top of the page.