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Activa British Standard Compression Hosiery

Activa British Standard Compression Hosiery

L&R

Description

Ready-to-wear compression hosiery.

Indications

Class 1: superficial or early varices and prevention of deep vein thrombosis while travelling.

Class 2: medium varices. Treatment and prevention of venous leg ulcers and associated conditions.

Class 3: gross varices. Treatment and prevention of venous leg ulcers and associated conditions. Post-thrombotic venous insufficiency.

Contraindications

Compression hosiery may be contraindicated for large or irregular shaped limbs until the limb size and shape are suitable for a compression garment. Fragile or damaged skin, although it can be used over an appropriate dressing. Patients with diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis, unless after specialist referral and under supervision, due to risk of microvascular disease. Arterial disease (ischaemia) according to 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

Class 1:

Thigh length (closed toe);

Below knee (open or closed toe);

Colours: black, sand, honey;

Sizes: S, M, L, XL. XXL only available in below knee open toe

 

Class 2:

Thigh length (closed toe);

Thigh length (open toe);

Below knee (closed toe);

Below knee (open toe);

Colours: black, sand, honey;

Sizes: S, M, L, XL. XXL only available in below knee open toe

 

Class 3:

Thigh length (open toe);

Below knee (open toe);

Colour: sand;

Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL. Only available in below knee open toe

 

Small: foot 20.5–24cm; ankle 19.5–25.5cm; calf 30.5–37.5cm; thigh 40.5–53cm

Medium: foot 23–26cm; ankle 21.5–27.5cm; calf 33–40cm; thigh 43–55cm

Large: foot 25.5–29.5cm; ankle 22.5–29.5cm; calf 35.5–43cm; thigh 48–60.5cm

X-Large: foot 26.5–32.5cm; ankle 23–32cm; calf 38–46cm; thigh 53–66cm

XX-Large: foot 26.5–32.5; 

Price

Below knee: £7.73 (class 1); £11.31 (class 2); £12.82 (class 3).
Thigh length: £8.47 (class 1); £12.58 (class 2); £14.91 (class 3)

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