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Leg Ulcer Hosiery Kit indications

Activa’s leg ulcer hosiery kit is a hosiery alternative to bandages for healing leg ulcers. Two stockings are worn one on top of the other. A 10mmHg liner followed by a below knee, open toed British Standard

Indications for use:

  • Treatment of venous leg ulcers
  • Compression of limbs with venous disorders
  • Prevention of recurrence of venous leg ulcers
  • Management of severe varicose veins

Contraindications:

  • Significant arterial disease (ischemia) according to vascular assessment
  • Congestive heart failure, as compression could lead to cardiac overload
  • Acute deep vein thrombosis
  • Sensory disorders of the limb i.e. peripheral neuropathy
  • Known sensitivity to the fabric of the stockings

Warnings:

  • For large or irregular shaped limbs, or where there is heavy exudate, it may be more appropriate to use inelastic cohesive compression bandages
  • Padding and bandages are recommended for patients with very small limbs or with bony prominences
  • Abnormal ABPI( <0.8, > 1.3) , unless after specialist referral and under strict supervision and regular follow up
  • Diabetic or rheumatoid arthritis patients - unless after specialist referral and under strict supervision

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