Journal of Woundcare Handbook

The professional's guide to wound product selection

ActiLymph Hosiery Kit

ActiLymph Hosiery Kit

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Description

An alternative treatment and maintenance solution for uncomplicated venous leg ulcers with oedema. Can be an alternative to 4-layer bandages. The pack contains 1 x class 2 ActiLymph open toe stocking (sand/black) plus 2 x 10mmHg liners (white/sand). Liner packs are available in closed toe (white/sand/black) and open toe (sand only). Each liner pack contains 3 liners.

Indications

Compression of limbs with venous disorders and the control and reduction of oedema and lymphoedema. Treatment of venous leg ulcers. Prevention of recurrence of venous leg ulcers and severe varicose veins. A cosmetically acceptable alternative to compression bandages.

Contraindications

In cases of heavy exudate and limb distortion, compression hosiery may be contraindicated until the limb size and shape are suitable for a compression garment. Also contraindicated for: limbs that do not fit into size charts, such as those with very slim ankles; patients with diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis, unless after specialist referral and under supervision, due to risk of microvascular disease; arterial disease (ischaemia), based on a vascular assessment; ABPI of <0.8 or >1.3 unless after specialist referral and under supervision and regular follow-up; congestive heart failure as compression could lead to cardiac overload; sensory disorders of the limb (i.e., peripheral neuropathy); known sensitivity to the fabric of the hosiery

Sizes Available

M, L, XL, XXL

Price

£31.03 (pack contains one stocking and two liners)

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