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mediven® thrombexin® 18

Anti-embolism stocking with 18 mmHg

  • Anti-bacterial toe area
  • Soft and breathable material
  • Secure fit thanks to silicone topband

  Medical specifications

Test winner amongst anti-embolism stocking

Immobile patients have particular needs while they are in hospital. The inactivity of the calf muscle pump reduces the speed of the venous blood flow back to the heart. This results in an increased risk of thrombosis or postoperative and posttraumatic oedema formation. Standardised compression with graduated pressure control acts on the veins and the tissue, increasing the flow rate of the blood. This can reduce postoperative and posttraumatic oedema and effectively prevent thrombosis.

The requirement for effective thrombosis and oedema prophylaxis is the declining pressure gradient from distal to proximal. In a comparative test (1) mediven thrombexin 18 achieved the best results in terms of biomechanical properties, such as the pressure curve. The authors emphasise that the test winner is the anti-embolism stocking from medi. Only this stocking could fulfill all test criteria.(2)

(1) Wegener U et al. Biomechanische Charakterisierung von medizinischen Thromboseprophylaxestrümpfen (MTPS). Gefäßchirurgie 2013;5(18):278–286.
(2) Kraft M. Pressemeldung Medical Data Institute GmbH 2013: Experten wollen Nutzen von Medizinischen Thromboseprophylaxestrümpfen besser erforschen. Expertengruppe „Thromboseprophylaxe“ gibt erste Testergebnisse bekannt und kündigt weitere Untersuchungen an. Online veröffentlicht unter (Letzter Zugriff 11.03.2019).
(3) Sachdeva A et al. Graduated compression stockings for prevention of deep vein thrombosis. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews 11 2018:CD001484.
(4) Kroeger K et al. Medizinische Thromboseprophylaxestrümpfe – große Wirkung in Zulassungsstudien von Edoxaban. Zentralblatt fur Chirurgie 2017;142(5):492–495.
(5) Balajadia BC. Graduated Compression Stockings in the Prevention and Treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosis. IJIR 2017;3:576–586.
(6) Rabe E et al. Indications for medical compression stockings in venous and lymphatic disorders: An evidence-based consensus statement. Phlebology 2018;33(3):163–184.
(7) Winge R et al. Compression therapy after ankle fracture surgery: a systematic review. European journal of trauma and emergency surgery: official publication of the European Trauma Society 2017;43(4):451–459.
(8) Khoshgoftar Z et al. Comparison of compression stocking with elastic bandage in reducing postoperative edema in coronary artery bypass graft patient. Journal of vascular nursing: official publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing 2009;27(4):103–106.
(9) Partsch H et al. Compression for leg wounds. The British Journal of Dermatology 2015;173(2):359–369.
(10) Macintyre, L. et al. How can the pressure in anti-embolism stockings be maintained during use? Laboratory evaluation of simulated 'wear' and different reconditioning protocols: International journal of nursing studies 2016;64:19–24.
(11) Glod, A. (2019): Kompression in der Wundbehandlung bei Ödemerkrankungen. In: vasomed 31. (2), S. 82–92.
(12) Amin E E et al. Clinical and economic impact of compression in the acute phase of deep vein thrombosis. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis 2018; 16: 1555-1563.


Product benefits

  • • Anatomically knitted stocking with precisely defined compression gradient

  • • Antibacterial toe area

  • • Inspection opening on the sole of the foot allows to check the circulation and reduces the risk of falling.

  • • Optimum care thanks to silicone topband with size indicator

  • • Soft heel for pressure relief

  • • Colour marking at the heel for easy and correct positioning

  • • Colour-coded size system for quick and simple selection of the stocking size

  • • Suitable for thigh circumferences up to 90 cm

  • • Also available with waist attachment

  • Benefits

  • • Correctly applied, the textile fabric avoids painful constrictions and window oedema (9)

  • • Simple handling and saving of time make things easier for nursing staff and improves patient care (8, 10)

  • • Increased compliance due to high elasticity and the especially soft, skin-friendly and breathable knit (11)

  • • Highly cost-effective due to reusability (12)

Intended purpose

Round knitted clinical compression stocking for compression of the lower extremities, mainly for prevention of diseases of the venous system.


Standard colours

Material components

18 % Elastane
82 % Polyamide



XS – L-X
AG with waist attachment:
S – LX

Compression class

18 mmHg


Below-knee stocking (AD)
Thigh-length stocking (AG)
Thigh-length stocking (AG) with waist attachment

Medical specifications


  • Physical thrombosis prophylaxis for immobile patients, pre-, intra- and postoperative (3, 4, 5, 6)
  • Prevention and therapy of postoperative and posttraumatic oedema (7, 8)



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