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ActiLymph - European Compression Hosiery

L&R

Description

Ready-to-wear chronic oedema and lymphoedema garments.

Indications

Class 1: provides light compression and should be used for early/mild chronic oedema and lymphoedema. Suitable for chronic oedema, lymphoedema, lipoedema, prophylaxis, maintenance therapy, palliative use and patients who are pressure sensitive.

Class 2: provides medium compression and should be used in cases of moderate to severe chronic oedema or lymphoedema. Can be used as part of the treatment for, and to provide maintenance therapy of, chronic oedema and lymphoedema.

Class 3: provides strong compression and should be used for severe chronic oedema and lymphoedema.

Contraindications

For large or irregular shaped limbs, compression bandaging may be indicated until the limb size and shape are suitable for a compression garment. Current acute inflammatory episode. Acute deep vein thrombosis. Fragile or damaged skin, although it may be used over an appropriate dressing. Diabetic patients, unless after specialist referral and under strict supervision. Arterial insufficiency, arterial disease and ischaemia, according to vascular assessment. ABPI of <0.8 or >1.3, unless after specialist referral and under strict supervision and regular follow-up. Congestive cardiac failure, as compression can lead to cardiac overload. Peripheral neuropathy. Rheumatoid arthritis. Known sensitivity to the fabric of the stockings.

Sizes Available

Class 1 (18–21mmHg):
Below Knee Closed Toe: standard (black and sand) S, M, L, XL, XXL; petite (sand) S, M, L, XL
Below Knee Open Toe: standard (black and sand) S, M, L, XL, XXL
Thigh Closed Toe with Wide Top Band: standard (sand) S, M, L, XL

Thigh Open Toe with Regular Top Band: standard (black and sand) S, M, L, XL, XXL

Thigh Closed Toe with Regular Top Band: standard (black) S, M, L, XL

Armsleeve no Top Band: standard (sand) S, M, L, XL
Armsleeve with Top Band: standard and long (sand) S, M, L, XL
Combined Armsleeve with no Top Band: standard (sand) S, M, L
Combined Armsleeve with Top Band: standard and long (sand) S, M, L

Class 2 (23–32mmHg):
Below Knee Closed Toe: standard (sand and black) S, M, L, XL; petite (sand) S, M, L, XL
Below Knee Open Toe: standard (sand and black) S, M, L, XL, XXL; petite (sand) S, M, L, XL

Thigh Closed Toe with Wide Top Band: standard (sand) S, M, L, XL

Thigh Open Toe with Wide Top Band: standard (sand) S, M, L, XL
Thigh Open Toe with Regular Top Band: standard (black and sand) S, M, L, XL, XXL

Thigh Closed Toe with Regular Top Band: standard (black) S, M, L, XL

Armsleeve No Top Band: standard (sand) S, M, L, XL
Armsleeves with Top Band: standard and long (sand) S, M, L, XL
Combined Armsleeve with no Top Band: standard (sand) S, M, L
Combined Armsleeve with Top Band: standard and long (sand) S, M, L

Class 3 (34–46mmHg):
Below Knee Open Toe no Top Band: standard (sand) S, M, L, XL

Thigh Open Toe with Wide Top Band: standard (sand) S, M, L, XL

Price

Class 1:

Below Knee Closed Toe: £29.84 
Below Knee Open Toe: £29.84 

Thigh Closed Toe with Wide Top Band: £57.35
Thigh Open Toe with Regular Top Band: £56.22

Thigh Closed Toe with Regular Top Band: £56.12


Armsleeve with no Top Band: £15.80
Armsleeve with Top Band: £21.07 (standard); £20.65 (long)
Combined Armsleeve with no Top Band: £28.67
Combined Armsleeve with Top Band: £33.94 (standard); £33.27 (long)


Class 2:
Below Knee Closed Toe no Top Band: £29.84
Below Knee Open Toe: £29.84
Thigh Closed Toe with Wide Top Band: £57.35
Thigh Open Toe with Wide Top Band: £57.35
Thigh Open Toe with Regular Top Band: £56.22
Thigh Closed Toe with Regular Top Band: £56.12
Armsleeve No Top Band: £16.97
Armsleeves with Top Band: £22.24 (standard); £21.80 (long) 
Combined Armsleeve with no Top Band: £29.84
Combined Armsleeve with Top Band: £35.11 (standard); £34.42 (long)

Class 3:
Below Knee Open Toe no Top Band: £32.77
Thigh Open Toe with Wide Top Band: £59.69

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