Journal of Woundcare Handbook

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Altiform British Standard Compression Hosiery

Altiform British Standard Compression Hosiery

Urgo Medical

Description

Ready-to-wear British Standard compression hosiery.

Indications

Class 1 (light support): superficial or early varices; varicosis during pregnancy; swollen or aching legs and ankles.

 

Class 2 (medium support): varices of medium severity; treatment of venous leg ulcers and prevention of recurrence; mild oedema; varicosis during pregnancy.

 

Class 3 (strong support): gross varices; post-thrombotic wound insufficiency;gross oedema; treatment of venous leg ulcers and prevention of recurrence.

Contraindications

Arterial insufficiency; congestive heart disease; diabetes (except under specialist supervision); rheumatoid arthritis; known sensitivity to the fabric.

Sizes Available

Class 1 (14–17mmHg):

Thigh length and below knee (closed toe or open toe)

Colour: soft beige (black, closed toe only)

Sizes: S, M, L, XL

 

Class 2 (18–24mmHg): 

Thigh length and below knee (closed toe or open toe)

Colours: soft beige (black, closed toe only)

Sizes: S, M, L, XL

 

Class 3 (25–35mmHg): 

Thigh length and below knee open toe (closed toe or open toe)

Colours: soft beige

Sizes: S, M, L, XL

 

Small: mid-thigh 41–54cm; calf 32–38cm; ankle 19–25.5cm; foot 20–26cm

Medium: mid-thigh 44–58cm; calf 34–40.5cm; ankle 21–27.5cm; foot 22–28cm

Large: mid-thigh 47–61cm; calf 36–43.5cm; ankle 23–29.5cm; foot 24–31cm

X-Large: mid-thigh 50–64cm; calf 38–47cm; ankle 25–32cm; foot 26–33cm

Price

Class 1: thigh length (pair) £8.47; below knee (pair) £7.73

Class 2: thigh length (pair) £12.58; below knee (pair) £11.31

Class 3: thigh length (pair) £14.91; below knee (pair) £12.82

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