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Comfortable, graduated compression stockings. Self supporting so they do not need a suspender belt. This length also suits those who have arthritic knees or prominent varicose veins behind the knee. Swollen knees may need an ActiLymph stocking.

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Ordering codes

Standard topband, Class 1 - Light (18-21mmHg)

Colour PIP code NHS SC
Small Black 358-7474 EGD9355
Medium Black 358-7482 EGD9356
Large Black 358-7490 EGD9357
X Large Black 358-7508 EGD9358

Standard topband, Class 2 - Moderate (23-32mmHg)

Colour PIP code NHS SC
Small Black 358-7516 EGD9299
Medium Black 358-7524 EGD9300
Large Black 358-7532 EGD9301
X Large Black 358-7540 EGD9302

Standard topband, Class 1 - Light (18-21mmHg)

Colour PIP code NHS SC

Standard topband, Class 2 - Moderate (23-32mmHg)

Colour PIP code NHS SC

Wide topband, Class 1 - Light (18-21mmHg)

Colour PIP code NHS SC
Small Sand 317-3614 EGD9351
Medium Sand 317-3622 EGD9352
Large Sand 317-3630 EGD9353
X Large Sand 317-3648 EGD9354

Wide topband, Class 2 - Moderate (23-32mmHg)

Colour PIP code NHS SC
Small Sand 317-3739 EGD9295
Medium Sand 317-3747 EGD9296
Large Sand 317-3754 EGD9297
X Large Sand 317-3762 EGD9298

Clinical evidence

Best Practice Statement Compression hosiery

To guide practice and encourage a consistent and cohesive approach to care, this best practice statement covers the following areas of concern to HCPs who work with patients who use compression hosiery

Author: Jackie Stephen-Haynes et al
Publication: Wounds UK
Date: March 1st, 2015

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How to select the best compression hosiery for your patient

This article looks at how compression hosiery can manage and prevent venous leg problems, the difference between British and European standard hosiery and concordance.

Author: JCN Learning Zone
Publication: Journal of Community Nursing
Date: October 1st, 2014

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How can I improve leg ulcer care when faced with increasing service demands?

The question discussed by by Joy is:How can I improve leg ulcer care when faced with increasing service demands?

Author: Joy Tickle, Tissue Viability Nurse Specialist
Publication: Journal of Community Nursing
Date: February 1st, 2015

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Development and evaluation of a hosiery selection algorithm in an acute and community healthcare NHS Trust

Selecting compression hosiery can be confusing, especially now with European classifications. This algorithm has been successfully used to help clinicians choose the most appropriate hosiery.

Author: Jackie Stephen-Haynes, Rachael Sykes
Publication: Wounds UK 2013
Date: November 1st, 2013

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Effective compression therapy: how to guide

Advice on the treatment of venous leg ulcers

Author: Wound Essentials
Publication: Wound Essentials
Date: November 1st, 2012

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