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Activa Leg Ulcer Hosiery Kits

Activa Leg Ulcer Hosiery Kits

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Description

A 2-layer compression hosiery kit that can serve as a viable alternative to 4-layer bandages in the management of uncomplicated venous leg ulcers. Each pack contains 1 x class 3 open toe sand or black stocking, plus 2 x 10mmHg white or sand liners. Liner packs are available in closed toe (white/sand/black) and open toe (sand only). Each liner pack contains 3 liners.

Indications

Venous disorders. Prevention and management of venous leg ulcers and severe varicose veins. Patients not accepting bulky compression bandage systems, e.g. younger patients.

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

S, M, L, XL, XXL 

Price

Medical stocking and compression liner (with 1 stocking and 2 liners, 40mmHg): £23.53;

Compression liner pack closed toe (with 3 liners, 10mmHg): £17.64;

Compression liner pack open toe (with 3 liners, 10mmHg): £17.30

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