Compression hosiery from L&R ( formerly Activa Healthcare ) for the treatment of venous conditions without oedema
Activa British Standard Hosiery/Unisex Socks/Tights indications
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.
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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