Frequently asked questions about thrombosis prophylaxis
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- How long should a patient wear medical thrombosis prophylaxis stockings?
- When should thrombosis prophylaxis stockings be worn?
- Does the size system for medi's stockings provide a wide enough range of sizes?
- Why don't medi's thigh-length medical thrombosis prophylaxis stockings and anti-embolism garments have different lengths?
Composition and action
- How does the antibacterial toe in mediven thrombexin 18 work?
- Do medi's medical thrombosis prophylaxis stockings and anti-embolism garments contain latex?
- Do knee socks have the same prophylactic effect as thigh-length stockings?
- Compared with other stockings, the texture of mediven thrombexin 18 is very soft. Is this garment even capable of exerting the required compression?
- Do medical thrombosis prophylaxis stockings trigger allergic reactions?
- Are those patches of red skin that develop particularly often at the upper cuff allergic reactions?
Risk and treatment
- What aids (scores) are there to help calculate a patient's individual risk of thrombosis?
- Are physiotherapeutic measures (e.g. physical exercises) sufficient as a thrombosis prophylaxis?
- Are medical thrombosis prophylaxis stockings necessary at all, if the patient is being treated with heparin?