What's the difference between TED hose and varicose veins stockings?

2022-12-02 16:57:10 kiki

difference between TED hose and varicose veins stockings

TED hose and varicose veins stockings are two different types of products - although they do have a lot in common: both put compression on the legs, and both come in knee, thigh-high, and high waist lengths. Read on as Compports explains the differences between the two

1. Applicable people

TED hose are suitable for people who are bedridden or have limited mobility.

Varicose veins stockings are suitable for people who stand and sit for long periods of time, such as nurses and teachers.

2. Functions

TED hose are used to prevent thrombosis and to assist in the recovery of the leg after thrombosis surgery.

Varicose veins stockings are good for varicose veins and edema.

3. Compression level

The compression level of TED hose is lower than varicose veins stockings, different brands have different compression values, for example, Compports TED hose have a compression level of about 15mmHg. Most TED hose do not have a gradual pressure change, because bedridden patients do not need to fight additional gravitational forces.

There are various compression values for varicose veins stockings, which vary from country to country:How Many Compression Levels are there in Compression Socks? And the pressure value decreases gradually from the ankle upward - one needs such a pressure gradient to counteract gravity.

4. Details

TED hose are white in color and have a viewing hole at the bottom of the foot. This makes it easy to observe the condition of the leg: whether there is bleeding and whether the blood circulation is normal.

Varicose veins socks do not have a hole on the bottom of the foot, but they are available in open-toe and closed toe styles.

5. Duration of use

TED hose are usually worn for three weeks. The North American Thrombosis Forum (NATF) believes that after three weeks, patients may choose to receive other treatments.

The duration of use of varicose veins stockings is 3-6 months, but can be extended by appropriate means.

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