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.
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 differing compression on different parts of the leg. This is as follows:
- Upper thigh: 8mmHg
- Lower thigh: 10mmHg
- Popliteal: 8mmHg
- Calf: 14mmHg
- Ankle: 18mmHg
Sizing for the TED Stockings for Continuing Care
To find your size, measure your calf's circumference at its thickest part and measure the distance from the bend of your knee to the bottom of your heel at the back of the leg. If possible, these measurements should be taken in a standing position.
|Size ||Calf Circumference ||Length ||Item Code |
|Small Regular ||<12 inches (<30.5cm) ||<16 inches (<40.6cm) ||4434 |
|Small Long ||>16 inches (>40.6cm) ||4572 |
|Medium Regular || |
12 inches - 15 inches
(30.5cm - 38.1cm)
|<17 inches (<43.2cm) ||4435 |
|Medium Long ||>17 inches (>43.2cm) ||4575 |
|Large Regular ||15 inches - 17.5 inches |
(38.1cm - 44.5cm)
|<18 inches (<45.7cm) ||4436 |
|Large Long ||>18 inches (>45.7cm) ||4574 |
|Extra Large Regular ||17.5 inches - 20 inches |
(44.5cm - 50.8cm)
|<18 inches (<45.7cm) ||4437 |
|Extra Large Long ||>18 inches (>45.7cm) ||4575 |
Please ensure that you choose the right size for your needs.
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.