Compression hosiery — One of the main means of prevention of varicose veins and obligatory component of surgery and sclerotherapy. Compression stockings are also used to prevent thrombosis in the postoperative period, in bedridden patients to treat complications of varicose veins treatment of primary and secondary lymphostasis.
What is compression hosiery?
The mechanism of therapeutic action of knitwear based on precisely computed and measured pressure him to venous wall. Socks, stockings and tights create an additional frame that supports the veins and protect them from excessive stretching. The pressure on the vein narrows their lumen. This leads to increased venous outflow rate and prevents the formation of clots. Compression (Compression) of soft tissue leg protects the feet from swelling, fatigue and muscle pain. The compression of the vein walls support the valves of the veins and prevents blood "stagnate in one place." Conventional tights with the most powerful supporting effect in
Compression knitwear compresses the legs with enough force to extended areas are not bulging veins and the blood does not stagnate. By the way, this power is measured in millimeters of mercury, and not in denah. According to the degree of compression effect tights and socks are divided into preventive (
Another feature protivovarikoznye jersey is that the size anddegree Compression can not be determined on the "eye". These parameters are set
Elastic bandages — cheap, but inconvenient
In the West, compression hosiery is almost completely displaced from use elastic bandages. They are less effective and cause a lot of discomfort: the procedure of their application is time-consuming, the compression is adjusted manually, bandages slipping, slipping, leave dents in the skin, and walk with bound feet on the street is hot and uncomfortable. The only advantage of elastic bandages to medical stockings — cheapness. If you use them, bandage the limb by the rules. Lying in bed, pick up, keep the foot at a right angle to the lower leg and start to bandage from the base of the fingers to the knee or lower thigh, leaving the heel open. Apply the bandage in the morning for the day, and at night to remove — your feet should rest on the bandages.
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