mediven® thrombexin® 21

Clinical compression stocking with 21 mmHg

  • Graduated compression profile
  • Open toe
  • Secure hold thanks to silicone topband

 Medical specifications

Optimum care for partially mobile patients

Caring for partially mobile patients sets special requirements for clinical compression stockings. With 21 mmHg in the ankle area, mediven thrombexin 21 provides effective thrombosis prophylaxis for partially mobile patients as well as for patients with an increased risk of thrombosis (1, 2, 3, 4) The medium compression strength also supports the prevention and therapy of post-operative as well as post-traumatic oedema and haematoma and reduces the associated pain (5, 6, 7). 

(1) Sachdeva A. et al. Graduated compression stockings for prevention of deep vein thrombosis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2018;11:CD001484.
(2) Attaran RR et al. Compression therapy for venous disease. Phlebology 2017;32(2):81–88.
(3) Emter M. Mechanische Thrombose-Prophylaxe bei Patienten mit chronischer Venen-Insuffizienz, bei Varikose oder postthrombotischem Syndrom. Sonderdruck Verlag medical concept GmbH 5/1993. [article in German]
(4) Munoz-Figueroa G. et al. Venous thromboembolism: use of graduated compression stockings. BJN 2015;24(13):680-685.
(5) Winge R. etal. 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.
(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) Khoshgoftar Z et al. Comparison of compression stocking with elastic bandage in reducing postoperative edema in coronary artery bypass graft patient. J Vasc Nurs 2009;27(4):103–106.
(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.


Product benefits

  • • 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

  • Benefits

  • • 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)

Intended purpose

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


Standard colours


  • Upper thigh-length stocking

Material components

25 % Elastane
75 % Polyamide



S – L-X


Thigh-length stocking (AG)

Medical specifications


  • Physical thrombosis prophylaxis for partially mobile patients, pre-, intra- and post-operative (1, 2)
  • Physical thrombosis prophylaxis in immobile patients with increased risk of thrombosis (e.g. current venous disease, history of deep venous thrombosis) (3, 4)
  • Prevention and therapy of posttraumatic and postoperative oedema and haematoma as well as reduction of concomittant pain (5, 6, 7)


  • Contraindications
  • 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


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