(Deep Vein Thrombosis – DVT)
(Pulmonary Embolus – PE)
(DVT+PE = Venous Thromboembolus)
At Compression Advisory we know that compression can play a vital part in helping reduce this burden. One specific area is the correct use of compression after surgical procedures – where the risk of DVT/PE is significantly elevated. Well-fitting, correctly graduated compression socks that are comfortable to wear and easier for patients to put on, not only reduce the risk but increase compliance because patients actually wear them for the recommend period post-op.
TED stockings (thrombo-embolic-devices) or anti-embolism stockings are usually recommended for wear for a minimum of six weeks post op. Due to budget constraints, we are often referred patients whose sizing needs cannot be met by what is in stock on the day at their clinic. We hear all too often from patients whose ill-fitting compression is causing them pain and discomfort. Rest assured that correctly fitting compression is very comfortable to wear and will reduce swelling, speed healing and dramatically reduce your risk of developing a DVT post surgery.
Unfortunately the risk of developing a DVT is also increased in the weeks after major surgery and your surgeon should explain ways in which to reduce the chances of this occurring. One method is to wear well-fitted, medical grade Class 1 graduated compression socks, such as the VR Compression range designed by Compression Advisory.
Additionally medical grade compression can be use as supportive therapy for a number of conditions such as varicose veins, lymphoedema or any lower limb soft tissue injury/swelling.
We work with a number of hospitals, a range of doctors from various specialities, and all types of allied health professionals such as physiotherapists, podiatrist, chiropractors and soft tissue specialists. We help and advise all these groups on the correct use of compression for their patients.
Post-op and post injury travel are high risk areas where it is essential that a patient is fitted out with compression socks to get the patient in the best condition for their journey as well as to use as flight socks during travel.