Class 2: (23-32 mmHg)
Moderate symptoms of venous diseases such as aching heaviness and fatigue in the legs, chronic venous insufficiency, post sclerotherapy, prophylaxis of thrombosis, moderate to severe varicosities, post phlebitic syndrome, lymphedema, stasis dermatitis due to venous insufficiency, post fracture or post surgical edema, edema from burns, varices during pregnancy, pregnant patients with previous phlebitis.
Class 3: (34-46 mmHg)
More severe presentations of indications for class 2; correctable lymphedema, severe chronic venous insufficiency, post phlebitic syndrome, chronic post surgical venous insufficiencies, severe post thrombotic syndrome, venous ulcers.
Absolute Contraindications: High grade arterial insufficiency, wet dermatosis, acute dermatitis, cutaneous infections, wearing during bed rest or confinement to bed if not prescribed by physician (except antiembolism stockings). Metabolic edema, uncontrolled congestive heart failure, intermittent claudication, ischemia.
Relative Contraindications: Sensory loss of the extremity, intolerance of compression stockings materials, advanced peripheral neuropathy ( e.g. diabetes mellitus), rheumatoid arthitis (RA).
Medical compression stockings are designed for day use, unless you have a prescription for night use. It is not necessary to remove the stockings during a short rest during the day.
Important Care information:
We always recommend the use of rubber gloves to wear medical stockings
Avoid sharp fingernails and toenails
Rings with sharp edges cause defects and breakage of the yarn
Do not cut off any projecting threads inside the stocking
Only use skin care substances which do not have any bad (deterioration) effect on the stockings