Preventex Thigh Length Anti-Embolism Stockings

5,000.00

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Preventex is a range of anti-embolism stockings specifically designed to reduce the risk of developing a blood clot or deep venous thrombosis caused by the slowing of the blood due to surgery or a prolonged period in bed.

Composition and Properties

Preventex is composed of Polyamide and elastane and is available in a range of sizes, knee-length, thigh-length and thigh length with belt to accommodate the different patient morphologies.

It has recently been improved and has a range of features and properties to ensure correct fitting and patient comfort.

  • A breathable silicon band on the thigh-length stockings for comfort and to maintain correct positioning
  • A 2-way stretch gusset to prevent a tourniquet effect and enhance patient comfort
  • An inspection opening under toes to provide easy access for the clinician
  • Anatomically designed heel to maintain the correct compression at the ankle and enhance patient comfort
  • Permanent size indicator sewn into the feet of both stockings for ease of identification

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Description

Preventex is now softer than before with a wider ankle to allow for easy application and fitting

Anti-embolism stockings work by providing graduated compression to the leg which increases the linear velocity of venous blood flow, reduces venous wall distension and improves valvular function.

Indications

Preventex is indicated for patients undergoing surgery or who have recently undergone surgery and who may be at risk of developing a deep venous thrombosis which can lead to Pulmonary Embolism.

Contraindications

Dermatitis, vein ligation (immediately post-operatively), gangrene,recent skin grafts, severe arteriosclerosis, massive oedema and extreme leg deformity.

Measuring & Fitting Guidelines for Thigh-length

Preventex anti-embolism stockings (AES)

1) Measure Thigh circumference at widest point T

2) Measure ankle circumference (A) 2cm above the malleolus (ankle joint)

3) Measure the calf circumference at the widest point (C)

4) Measure the length of the leg from the buttock fold to bottom of heel (L)

4) Choose size of Preventex AES according to measurements

5) If patient is supine (lying down) when measured choose the next size up

Advice

Size    Calf Thigh  Length Product Code NPC Code
Small-Short

Small-Reg

Small-Long

28-32cm

28-32cm 28-32cm

<65cm  <65cm  <65cm <74cm   74-80cm   >80cm 241

251        261

EGD7439

EGD7440 EGD7441

Medium-Short

Medium-Reg

Medium-Long

32-36cm

32-36cm 32-36cm

<65cm  <65cm  <65cm <74cm

74-80cm >80cm

242

252       262

EGD7442

EGD7443 EGD7444

Large-Short

Large-Reg

Large-Long

36-40cm

36-40cm 36-40cm

<65cm  <65cm  <65cm <74cm   74-80cm

>80cm

243

253

263

EGD7445

EGD7446

EGD7447

XLarge-Short

XLarge-Reg

XLarge-Long

40-44cm

40-44cm

40-44cm

65-81cm 65-81cm 65-81cm <74cm

74-80cm >80cm

244

254

264

EGD7448

EGD7449

EGD7450

While you are in hospital receiving treatment, there is a risk of developing a blood clot, known as a Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) in the lower leg, caused by a slowing of the blood flow through the veins due to increased time spent in bed or because of an operation.
To reduce this risk, you have been prescribed PREVENTEX® anti-embolism stockings which provide the correct pressure to help increase the blood flow back to the heart.
The nurse will measure your ankle, calf and thigh circumference and also your leg length, depending on whether you are having knee, thigh or waist high stockings, to ensure that the correct size of PREVENTEX® is fitted. The inspection opening at the toe allows the nurse to check your circulation and allows for better toe hygiene.
The breathable, non-constricting silicon coated band at the top of the stocking is designed for comfort and correct positioning, ensuring the stocking stays in place, while the knitted gusset provides comfort and allows for unrestricted blood flow.
Never roll your stockings down while you are wearing them as this will alter their performance and could constrict blood flow by causing a tourniquet effect.
Your stockings need to be worn both night and day, however, they may be removed for up to 30 minutes to allow for bathing or showering.