Physical thrombosis prophylaxis for partially mobile patients
mediven® thrombexin® 21 is an anatomically knitted medical thrombosis prophylaxis stocking (MTPS). During the inpatient hospital stay, immobile and partially mobile patients have particular needs: inactivity causes the blood to flow more slowly to the heart. Therefore, there is an increased risk of a thrombosis and for the formation of postoperative and post-traumatic oedema. With 21 mmHg at the ankle region, the hospital stocking (colloquially also called thrombosis stocking) mediven® thrombexin® 21 is used for
- Physical thrombosis prophylaxis in immobile patients / partially mobile patients – pre-, intra- and post-operative1, 2
- Physical thrombosis prophylaxis in immobile patients with an increased risk of thrombosis (e.g. current venous disease, history of deep
- vein thrombosis).3, 4
- Prevention and therapy of post-traumatic and post-operative oedema and haematoma and for reduction of concomitant pain5, 6, 7
The mediven® thrombexin® 21 with the defined pressure gradient offers benefits for both patients and nursing staff: the silicone topband ensures a secure hold and the soft, breathable knitted fabric provides a pleasant wearing feeling. The simple handling of the product relieves the nursing staff and saves time, which, in turn, benefits the patients.
- Anatomically knitted stocking with precise graduated pressure gradient for differentiated physical thrombosis prophylaxis
- Open toe for improved hygiene and quick inspection of the circulatory situation
- Optimum care thanks to silicone topband with size indicator
- Instep area for an optimal fit and reduced formation of wrinkles when the foot is bent
- Colour marking at the heel for easy and correct positioning
- Colour coded size system for quick and simple selection of the correct stocking size
- Suitable for thigh circumferences up to 90 cm
- Correctly applied, the textile fabric avoids painful constrictions and window oedema 8
- Simple handling and saving of time make things easier for nursing staff and improves patient care 7, 9
- Increased compliance with its high elasticity and soft, skin friendly and active breathing knit 10
- High efﬁciency and multiple usage 11
Round knitted clinical compression stocking for compression of the lower extremities, mainly for prevention of diseases of the venous system.
- Physical thrombosis prophylaxis in immobile / partially mobile patients - pre-, intra- and post-operative (1, 2)
- Physical thrombosis prophylaxis in immobile patients with an increased risk of thrombosis (e.g. current venous disease, history of deep venous thrombosis) (3, 4)
- Prevention and therapy of post-operative and post-traumatic oedema and haematoma and for reduction of concomitant pain (5, 6, 7)
- Advanced peripheral arterial occlusive disease (if one of these parameters is present: ABPI < 0.5, ankle arterial pressure < 60 mmHg, toe pressure< 30 mmHg or TcPO2 < 20 mmHg on dorsum of foot)
- Decompensated heart failure (NYHA III + IV)
- Septic phlebitis
- Phlegmasia cerulea dolens
- Massive oedema of the leg
Particular attention to
- Severe weeping dermatosis
- Intolerance to compressive material
- Severe paraesthesia in the limbs
- Advanced peripheral neuropathy (e.g. as seen in diabetes mellitus)
- Primary chronic polyarthritis
|Circumference in cm||Measure||S||S-X||M||M-X||L||L-X|
|Thigh (AG)||cB||20 - 22||20 - 22||23 - 25||23 - 25||26 - 28||26 - 28|
|cC||30 - 42||30 - 42||34 - 46||34 - 46||37 - 50||37 - 50|
|cD||29 - 41||29 - 41||33 - 45||33 - 45||37 - 50||37 - 50|
|cG||48 - 60||56 - 70||56 - 70||64 - 80||64 - 80||72 - 90|
|lG (AG)||65 - 89||65 - 89||65 - 89||65 - 89||65 - 89||65 - 89|
|Colour code heel||green||green||violet||violet||blue||blue|
|Colour code thigh||green||grey||violet||grey||blue||grey|
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2 Attaran RR et al. Compression therapy for venous disease. Phlebology 2017;32(2):81–88.
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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.
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8 Partsch H et al. Compression for leg wounds. The British Journal of Dermatology 2015;173(2):359–369.
9 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.
10 Glod, A. (2019): Kompression in der Wundbehandlung bei Ödemerkrankungen. In: vasomed 31. (2), S. 82–92.
11 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.