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Altiven Made to Measure

Altiven Made to Measure

Urgo Medical

Description

Made-to-measure, circular knit lymphoedema hosiery for vascular conditions, lymphoedema and oedema.

Indications

Low compression (14–18mmHg): early-onset and mild lymphoedema with minimal or no shape distortion; stable condition; elderly/arthritis patients; pressure-sensitive patients; ISL stages 0–II, maintenance, palliation, lipoedema; controlled cardiac oedema; dependency oedema; neurological deficit; may be considered for patients with ABPI 0.5–0.8 following full assessment; prophylaxis.

 

European class 1 (18–21mmHg): early-onset and mild lymphoedema with minimal shape distortion; lipoedema; chronic oedema; stabilised condition; ISL stage 0–II; maintenance ; palliation; lipoedema; controlled cardiac oedema; dependency oedema; ABPi >0.8.

 

European class 2 (23–32mmHg): mild to moderate lymphoedema with minimal shape distortion; maintenance after a leg ulcer has healed; lipoedema; long-term maintenance; varicose veins; venous conditions; ISL late-stage II–III; phlebolymphoedema.

 

European class 3 (34–46mmHg): moderate lymphoedema; to aid ulcer healing; reduction therapy; varicose veins; venous conditions; ISL stage III; phlebolymphoedema.

Contraindications

Peripheral vascular disease confirmed with an ABPI reading of <0.8; acute or unstable heart failure; ischaemic heart disease/coronary artery disease; untreated cellulitis or phlebitis of the lower limb. Use with caution in patients with diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis.

Sizes Available

Available in 4 classes: low compression, classes 1, 2 and 3. 

Colours: soft beige and black

Styles: Below Knee; Thigh Length; Hold-ups Plain; Tights; Thigh with Waist Attachment

Price

Price per pair:

Below Knee (open and closed toe): £28.16 (low compression and classes 1 and 2); £31.01 (class 3)
Thigh Length Hold Ups (open and closed toe): £48.71 (low compression and classes 1 and 2); £53.04 (class 3)
Tights (open and closed toe): £51.96 (low compression and classes 1 and 2); £51.96 (class 3)

Thigh with Waist Attachment (open and closed toe): £28.40 (low compression and classes 1 and 2); £31.27 (class 3)

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