Journal of Woundcare Handbook

The professional's guide to wound product selection

Hosiery: leg ulceration

ActiLymph Hosiery Kit

ActiLymph Hosiery Kit

An alternative treatment and maintenance solution for uncomplicated venous leg ulcers with oedema. Can be an alternative to 4-layer bandages. The pack contains 1 x class 2 ActiLymph open toe stocking (sand/black) plus 2 x 10mmHg liners (white/sand). Liner packs are available in closed toe (white/sand/black) and open toe (sand only). Each liner pack contains 3 liners.

Activa Class 1 Unisex Sock

Activa Class 1 Unisex Sock

Unisex compression sock for mild venous disorders and prevention of deep vein thrombosis while travelling.

Activa Leg Ulcer Hosiery Kits

Activa Leg Ulcer Hosiery Kits

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.

Alleviant Ulcer Care Kit

Alleviant Ulcer Care Kit

Comprises a stocking liner with X-Static interwoven silver thread, which has antimicrobial properties, and an overstocking with a back zipper for easy application. Delivers a combined compression of class 3.

Altipress 40 Leg Ulcer Kit

Altipress 40 Leg Ulcer Kit

Ready-to-wear two-layer venous ulcer compression kit consisting of a British Standard class 3 stocking (30mmHg) and 2 liners (10mmHg). Liner packs containing 3 liners are also available in soft beige or white.

Altipress 40 Made to Measure Ulcer Kit

Altipress 40 Made to Measure Ulcer Kit

Made-to-measure 2-layer venous ulcer compression hosiery kit, consisting of a British Standard class 3 stocking (30mmHg) and 2 liners (10mmHg). Liner packs containing 2 white liners are also available.

Carolon Multi-layer Compression System

Carolon Multi-layer Compression System

Contains 1 overstocking and 2 understockings with Cupron copper yarn technology to reduce odour and improve the appearance of the skin. Available in 2 compression levels (30–35mmHg and 35–40mmHg) and in black or beige. Latex-free.

Carolon Multi-layer Compression System Understocking Pack

Carolon Multi-layer Compression System Understocking Pack

Pack containing 3 under stockings with Cupron copper yarn technology to reduce odour and improve the appearance of the skin. As the understocking has a compression level of 16–18mmHg, it can be used in conjunction with the multilayer overstocking or by itself for light compression overnight. Latex-free. 

Clini Duo40

Clini Duo40

Venous ulcer compression hosiery kit comprising 1 stocking and 2 liners. Separate liner pack also available.

Credalast

Credalast

British Standard range of compression hosiery is available in cotton and nylon. Credalast Cotton (cotton/lycra) is a classic support hosiery with cotton layer on the inside layer; designed for patients with sensitive skin. Credalast Nylon (nylon/lycra) is a sheerer hosiery with a nylon yarn.

Available in compression classes 1, 2 and 3 in below knee and thigh length. 

Available in standard sizes (natural colour only) and made to measure.

Made-to-measure options are Credalast Classic and Credalast Velvet (with Tactel Climate Effect), both of which come in natural and black.

Duomed Soft – BS Hosiery

Duomed Soft – BS Hosiery

British standard compression hosiery; off the shelf. Silicone top band on all thigh-length stockings. Latex-free.

Eesilite

Eesilite

Ready-to-wear compression hosiery, Drug Tariff specification 40. Class 1 (14–17mmHg) to class 3 (25–35mmHg). Available in light (flesh) colour. Sizes S, M, L, XL.

Hero H-2

Hero H-2

A low-profile, hypoallergenic, odour-reducing (cyclodextrin) and moisturising (aloe) two-layer compression system. Layer 1 consists of a gentle, conformable, cohesive, absorbent foam bandage that contains pure aloe with moisturising properties and cyclodextrin to help bind malodorous molecules and give off a fresh scent. Layer 2 is a hand-tearable, beige/light-tan, inelastic, cohesive bandage designed to produce graduated, therapeutic sustained compression. The two layers lock together providing a sturdy compression bandage that resists slippage.

Jobst Farrow Toe Cap

Jobst Farrow Toe Cap

Constructed from an ultra-thin and smooth compression fabric with fine seams. Available in class 1 (15–20mmHg) and class 2 (20–30mmHg). Can be trimmed to patient requirements. Colours: tan and black.

Jobst UlcerCare

Jobst UlcerCare

Two-layer, zippered graduated compression hosiery system. Pack contains one stocking and two liners. Liner pack also available containing three liners.

Jobst UlcerCare Custom Fit

Jobst UlcerCare Custom Fit

Custom made two-layer zippered compression hosiery system. Liner pack also available containing two liners.

Juxtacures

Juxtacures

An alternative to bandaging, this has a built-in pressure system guide that helps to ensure that correct and consistent pressure (20, 30, 40 or 50mmHg) is applied. The system can be re-adjusted to maintain the pressure required. Designed to be effective for 6 months of daily use. Latex-free. NICE Medtech innovation briefing [MIB25] provide a description of Juxtacures, including its likely place in therapy, the costs of using the technology and a critical review of the strengths and weaknesses of the relevant published evidence.

 

The following accessories are also available: Comfort Leg Liner (contains two liners) and Comfort Compression Anklets, standard or large (contains two anklets).

Juxtalite

Juxtalite

A wrap-around device that can be used as an alternative to bandaging or compression garments in venous ulceration and after healing. Has a built-in pressure system guide to ensure that correct and consistent pressure (20, 30, 40 or 50mmHg) is applied to the lower leg. The system can be re-adjusted to maintain the pressure required. Designed to be effective for 6 months of daily use. Latex-free.

The following accessories are also available: Comfort Leg Liner (contains two liners) and Comfort Compression Anklets, standard or large (contains two anklets)

mediven plus – made to measure

mediven plus – made to measure

Made-to-measure open toe RAL class 1, 2 and 3 compression garments for the leg. Available in a wide range of colours, plus trend colours. Latex-free.

mediven ulcer kit

mediven ulcer kit

Venous ulcer compression system. Kit contains one over-stocking and two liners. Liner pack also available containing two liners. Latex-free.

Premier MTM Ulcer Care Sock

Premier MTM Ulcer Care Sock

Made-to-measure knee-length stocking. Provides nominal compression of 37–40mmHg. Back zipper for easy donning.

Sigvaris Initial

Sigvaris Initial

Circular-knit finely ribbed socks for men. Available in AFNOR class I (10–15mmHg) with low profile seam to add extra comfort to the toe area. Also has a reinforced heel. 

Ulcer X Kit and Ulcer X Liners

Ulcer X Kit and Ulcer X Liners

Ulcer X is a leg ulcer treatment pack comprising RAL class 2 open-toe, below-knee stocking and closed-toe liners. Ulcer X Liner comprises closed toe liners designed to enable easy application of hosiery. 

Ulcertec

Ulcertec

Venous ulcer compression pack, containing one stocking and two liners.

Venosan 2000

Venosan 2000

Compression socks comprising a strong polyamide outer material and cotton inner layer. Available in a range of sizes (Venosan 2002 and Venosan 2003). Venosan 2002 provides compression class 2 (23–32mmHg) at the ankle. Venosan 2003 provides compression class 3 (34–46mmHg) at the ankle.

Venosan 4000

Venosan 4000

Compression stocking made from fine-mesh, breathable fabric. This fabric has a Tactel climate effect, whereby in hot weather perspiration is absorbed and expelled, leaving the stocking dry and avoiding a build-up of bacteria. Range includes compression classes 1 and 2 ready-made garments and seamless made-to-measure stockings in classes 1 and 2.

Venosan 7000

Venosan 7000

Fibres include Seacell Pure technology. Seacell Active fibre is designed to have an anti-inflammatory effect and to relieve itching. 

Venosan 8000 Ulcerfit

Venosan 8000 Ulcerfit

A 2-layer compression stocking system for the treatment of leg ulcers. The system consists of 2 knitted stockings that work together to produce therapeutic levels of compression. The system comprises: 

Layer 1: a liner that is normally worn day and night. Pressure is approximately 10mmHg and helps to keep the wound dressing in place. The material is designed to enable easy application of the overstocking. The pack contains 2 white liners.

Layer 2: the compression overstocking supports the treatment during the day. The pack contains 1 x below knee open toe stocking. 

Venosan Legline

Venosan Legline

Fine mesh support stockings, support tights and support socks providing 20mmHg pressure at the ankle. All closed toe.

Zipzoc

Zipzoc

Zinc oxide-impregnated medicated stocking