RAL Compression classes

Overview

Compression classes

Medical compression garments are available in 4 compression classes

The pressure exerted by the compression garment at the ankle is decisive for allocating it to one of the 4 compression classes.

Compression class (CCL)Pressure value (ankle)Indicationsmediven product (seamless)
1 mild compressionCompression in mmHg: 18 – 21Prevention or early treatment of lymphoedema, venous disease and for use on palliative limbsmediven elegance
mediven plus
mediven for men
mediven active
mediven mondi
mediven esprit
mediven 550
2 moderate compressionCompression in mmHg: 23 – 32Mild / moderate lymphatic conditions, pronounced varicosis with oedema present after healing minor ulcersmediven elegance
mediven plus
mediven forte
mediven for men
mediven active
mediven mondi
mediven esprit
mediven 550

3 strong compressionCompression in mmHg: 34 – 46Lymphoedema, significant varicosis or after healing long standing ulcers; use if conditions fails to respond to class 2mediven plus
mediven forte
mediven mondi
mediven esprit
mediven 550
4 extra strong compressionCompression in mmHg: at least 49Advanced stages of lipoedema/lymphoedemamediven 550

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Compression treatment

Disease-modifying treatment of venous diseases

Compression treatment

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