Extend the Life Of Your Garment With Compression Stocking Washing Solution & Rubber Gloves: Get this Compression Stocking Washing Solution, Rubber Gloves & Laundry Bag Kit to extend the life of your compression stocking and ensure the best care for it. Find other Compression Stocking Accessories including great deals on washing solutions, rubber gloves, and stocking applicators to ease putting on. Read more below.
Product Description & Benefits: Designed for post-surgical, reclining or bed-confined patients, Truform Anti-Embolism Below Knee Stockings (10-20 mmHg) (also known as TED Stockings) help manage symptoms associated with chronic venous insufficiency and prevent thrombo-embolic disease. Featuring 10-20 mmHg compression and the optimal 18mmHg targeted compression at the ankle, the Truform Anti-Embolism stockings increase venous blood flow velocity and reduce the possibility of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and its frequent sequel, pulmonary embolism (PE) in non-mobile patients. These stockings are recommended for individuals undergoing surgical operations that require prolonged confinement to bed, especially in bedridden, elderly, neurological or poly-traumatized patients.
Compression Levels: This garment is available in 10-20 mmHg compression level.
Instructions For Use: It is recommended to put your garment on dry skin and to put the garment on right when you first get up from bed when swelling is minimal. You should remove your jewelry, rings, and watches before applying your garment to avoid damaging it. You may want to wear rubber or vinyl gloves such as Sigvaris Rubber Gloves to prevent fingernails from damaging the fabric or avoid pressing your fingernails into the stitching. To pull up the garment, place your thumbs inside and gather the fabric, then place your foot in the garment and adjust the knee and toe areas. Gently pull up the garment, keeping the garment as straight as possible. Avoid rolling, twisting or overstretching the fabric. If you usually apply moisturizer to your legs or arms, it is better to moisturize the skin in the evening rather than just before putting on your garment in the morning. Remove your garment before going to bed.
Measuring Myself Correctly & Getting The Right Size: Knowing how to measure yourself correctly and getting the right size for your garment is the most crucial step of selecting the proper garment. For this reason, please view the Size Chart (and read the measuring tips) associated with this product.
Which Compression Level Do I Need? Click here to learn how to choose the right compression level for your garment.
Garment Care: Proper care will increase the life of your garment. You can hand wash or machine wash your garment with warm water and mild soap or detergent. The Easy Care Kit sold in our Store includes a bottle washing solution made especially for this type of garment, a pair of rubber gloves for handling the garment, and a laundry bag. Daily washing can extend the life of the garment. Avoid chlorine bleach, fabric softeners, or products such as Woolite. If you're using a laundry machine, placing the garment in a mesh laundry bag will help protect it while it is in the machine. To rinse off, you may use warm water. You may roll the garment in a towel to remove excess moisture and lay the garment flat or hang to dry. However, you should not wring or twist the garment. While dryers are not recommended, if you must use a dryer then the garment could be dried on a delicate setting or low heat. Avoid ironing or dry cleaning the garment.
The garment is usually replaced every 3-6 months depending on how often you are wearing the garment and how you are caring for it. Typically, if your garment becomes easy to put on, it likely needs to be replaced.
Important Healthy Tips: As you may need to wear your garment everyday and/or frequently, it is a good idea to purchase 2 garments. Having two garments will enable you to always have a freshly clean garment, while the soiled one is being washed. When you wear this garment for the first time, you may notice that it is very tight. You may want to wear your garment gradually (or as directed by your physician), such as a few hours the first day and then gradually increasing the number of hours you wear the garment each day until it feels comfortable for you to wear the garment throughout the day. Wearing your garment consistently - everyday and/or frequently - is necessary for a variety of health conditions, as it is a therapy for a condition that you may be treating. For certain conditions, not wearing your garment might actually worsen the condition.
Relevant Conditions & Recommendations: Prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE) in post-surgical, reclining or bed-confined patients, Individuals undergoing surgical operations requiring prolonged confinement to bed, bedridden, elderly, neurological or poly-traumatized patients.