Actilymph Compression European Hosiery Class 1 (18-21mmHg) Below Knee



Provides light compression and should be used for early/mild chronic oedema and lymphoedema. Suitable for chronic oedema, lymphoedema, lipoedema, prophylaxis, maintenance therapy, palliative use and patients who are pressure sensitive.

ContraindicationsFor large or irregular shaped limbs, compression bandaging may be indicated until the limb size and shape are suitable for a compression garment. Current acute inflammatory episode. Acute deep vein thrombosis. Fragile or damaged skin, although it may be used over an appropriate dressing. Diabetic patients, unless after specialist referral and under strict supervision. Arterial insufficiency, arterial disease and ischaemia, according to vascular assessment. ABPI of <0.8 or >1.3, unless after specialist referral and under strict supervision and regular follow-up. Congestive cardiac failure, as compression can lead to cardiac overload. Peripheral neuropathy. Rheumatoid arthritis. Known sensitivity to the fabric of the stockings.