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 A Work of Art and High Technology

To develop and produce high level efficiency and esthetic medical stockings is to combine medical research and the latest technologies in the textile intelligence field. A know-how that SIGVARIS has been building through its 50 years of experience, a permanent closeness to the medical community and the patients.

SIGVARIS medical stockings combine functionality, esthetic and proven efficiency.

High-Tech Know-How

A medical stocking is made of a loop and of an inlaid yarn. The inlaid yarn is a textile-covered synthetic elastic yarn (covered yarn) that is incorporated into the loop. The specific know-how in the configuration of the covered yarns will define the quality of the medical stocking. The dosage of pressure level is defined by the covered yarn. A specific yarn caliber is selected to obtain the desired pressure dosage of the medical stocking.

 

 

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What Is Compression Therapy

Principle and action

The concept of compression therapy lies on a simple and efficient mechanical principle : it consists of applying an elastic garment around the leg.

By compressing the limb with graduated compression - strong at the ankle and decreasing going up the leg, the compression stocking helps the venous return, decreases venous pressure, prevents venous stasis and impair of venous walls, and efficiently relieves aching and heavy legs.

Indications and contra-indications

This treatment is prescribed by a physician to treat phlebitis, thrombosis, vein surgery aftercare, and to relieve all manifestations of chronic venous disease (heavy legs, varicose veins, oedemas, leg ulcers..). It can also be prescribed to prevent venous troubles during pregnancy and long distance travel.

Contraindications are limited : advanced peripheral obstructive arterial disease, congestive heart failure, septic phlebitis, oozing dermatitis, advanced peripheral neuropathy. Very few cases of allergy have been reported to one of the components.

There are no secondary effects with compression therapy treatment when manufacturer's sizing chart is strictly followed.

Compression classes

Compression stockings are available in different degrees of compression depending on the severity of the pathology to be treated. The pressure exerted by a compression stocking at ankle level is measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg). Compression classes are defined according to different official norms (AFNOR in France, GZG in Germany ).

The physician prescribes the compression class corresponding to the pathology of the patient. Light compression is class 1 or 2, strong compression is class 3 or 4 depending on the norm used.

Treatment dispensation

Depending on the pathology, medical compression therapy can be applied in different forms : socks, stockings, pantyhose or bandages.

The current new textures and fashion designs of SIGVARIS® compression products make compliance with the treatment much better and efficient.

 

How Compression Stockings Are Fitted

 

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Measurements for Compression Stockings

 

Compression stockings are available in different degrees of compression depending on the severity of the pathology to be treated. The pressure exerted by a compression stocking at ankle level is measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg). Compression classes are defined according to different official norms.

The physician prescribes the compression class corresponding to the pathology of the patient. Light compression is class 1 or 2, strong compression is class 3 or 4 depending on the norm used.

Hospital and home caregivers can use this chart to determine the correct compression stocking sizing for their patients. Be sure to note the measurements (in inches) for each step. Our Customer Care representative will want to verify these measurements.

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About Us

Cambridge Medical Supply is a locally owned provider of medical supplies in Cambridge, MA. We are located on a major thoroughfare (Rt. 28), convenient to the highway, public transportation and most major Boston hospitals.

For more than 40 years Cambridge Medical Supply has been committed to providing the greater Boston area with top quality products and service. We bill most major insurance companies directly and we will do all the necessary paperwork so you don’t have to!

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Cambridge Medical Supply

218 Monsignor O'Brien Hwy

Cambridge, MA 02141

Tel: 617 876 3810

Fax: 617 491 1511

info@cambmed.com

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You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, promptly contact your health care provider.

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