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AES and Medical Compression Stockings

As the name suggest, an Anti-Embolism Stoking (AES) is worn to prevent and Embolism. Therefore, they predominantly fall into the group of preventive stockings.

Anti-embolism stockings are clinically approved as a prophylaxis to prevent DVT in pre, intra post-operative use.  Generally, patients who are bedridden or immobile for a long time have an impaired blood circulation. Wearing Anti-Embolism stockings increase the flow rate of the venous return and help to prevent the clot that lead to pulmonary embolism or chronic venous insufficiency.

Compression Level: AES usually have a very mild compression level ranging between 8-18 mm Hg

Colour: Usually White

Durability: Roughly 2 months

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Mistakes people make while wearing compression stockings

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Let us take a look at the various fabrics available

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We at ship 100s of stockings everyday. On our customer care portal, the most common question we encounter is what is the difference between Class I, Class II and Class III stockings? Is it the tightness, colour shade or what?

So, today we decided to explain this in our blog.

Compression classes are bifurcated as class I , class II or class III depending on the level of compression they exert.

For example class I has a compression level of 18-21 mm Hg. That means as it is graduated compression a maximum of 21 mm Hg will be at the ankle and decrease gradually at the calf/thigh

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