Saphena anti-embolism stockings offer a cost effective, comfortable and clinically effective system to help prevent the formation of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) by the application of graduated compression.
Saphena anti-embolism stockings provide pressure to force blood back towards the heart with graduated compression which is strongest at the ankle and reduces further up the leg. By compressing the surface veins, arteries and muscles, they force circulating blood through narrower channels. As a result, the arterial pressure is increased, which causes more blood to return to the heart and less blood to pool in the feet.
Saphena is a Class 1 medical device and conforms to the latest European Standards for graduated compression and also complies with the Medical Device Directive. The compression profile of 18mmHg (ankle) and 14mmHg (calf) is in line with British Standard 7672:1993.