Journal of Woundcare Handbook

The professional's guide to wound product selection

Altiven

Altiven

Urgo Medical

Description

Ready-to-wear, circular knitted hosiery for vascular conditions, lymphoedema and oedema. Latex-free.

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; prophylaxis. May be considered for patients with an ABPI of 0.5–0.8 following a full assessment. Prophylaxis. 

 

European class 1 (18–21mmHg): early-onset and mild lymphoedema with minimal shape distortion; lipoedema; chronic oedema; stabilised condition; ISL stages 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; phlebolymphoedema.

 

European class 3 (34–46mmHg): moderate lymphoedema with no shape distortion; to aid ulcer healing; reduction therapy; varicose veins; venous conditions; ISL stage III; phlebolymphoedema.

Contraindications

Peripheral vascular disease confirmed with an ABPI 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 classes 1, 2 and 3.

Seven sizes: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII.

Colours: soft beige and black.

Leg lengths: Short and regular.

Styles: Below Knee (closed and open toe); Hold ups (closed and open toe, plus extra wide option); Tights; Thigh with waist attachment (closed and open toe)

Price

All prices per pair unless stated.
Below Knee: £22.20 (all classes)
Hold Up: £42.68 (all classes)

Tights: £44.11 (class 1); £48.45 (class 2); £51.65 (class 3)
Thigh with Waist Attachment (per piece): £22.89 (classes 1 and 2); £25.20 (class 3)

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