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Activa British Standard Hosiery Indications

Compression hosiery from L&R ( formerly Activa Healthcare ) for the treatment of venous conditions without oedema

Indications for Use:

14-17mmHg – Class 1 FP10/GP10 – Provides light compression and should be used for superficial or early varicose veins and swollen ankles (e.g. during pregnancy).

Other indications – Activa® Class 1 hosiery should also be considered post operatively and on long distance travel to help prevent deep vein thrombosis in normal risk groups.

18-24mmHg – Class 2 FP10/GP10 – Provides medium compression and should be used in medium severity varicose veins and mild oedema, including varicosis during pregnancy. Activa® Class 2 hosiery can be used as part of the treatment for and to prevent the occurrence and recurrence of venous leg ulcers.

Other indications – Activa® Class 2 hosiery should also be considered post operatively and on long distance travel to help prevent deep vein thrombosis in high risk patients.

25-35mmHg – Class 3 FP10/GP10 – Provides strong compression and should be used for severe varicose veins and gross oedema. Activa® Class 3 hosiery can be used for chronic venous insufficiency, post-thrombotic venous insufficiency and in the treatment and prevention of venous leg ulcers.

Contraindications:

  • Significant arterial disease (ischaemia) according to vascular assessment
  • Current acute inflammatory episode
  • Acute deep vein thrombosis
  • Patients with diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis unless after specialist referral and under supervision, due to risk of microvascular disease
  • Congestive heart failure, as compression could lead to cardiac overload
  • Sensory disorders of the limb i.e. peripheral neuropathy
  • Known sensitivity to the fabric

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