ActiLymph Made to Measure is for patients with oedema.
ActiLymph Made to Measure gives the quality and comfort of the popular Actilymph European hosiery in a custom fit garment.
The ActiLymph made-to-measure garments are hand finished flat knit.
There is a 10 working day turnaround – exceptional service for a hand finished garment
You have been prescribed ActiLymph Made-to-Measure (MTM) hosiery. Your hosiery should feel comfortable and fit well.
Different colours and styles are available, so talk to your nurse to find the garment which suits you best.
Compression hosiery is used as part of compression therapy treatment, often after treatment with bandages.
The hosiery assists the body move blood and lymph fluid back towards the heart. This should prevent swelling building up in the legs.
How will the stockings feel?
When you first start to wear the hosiery you may be more aware of it. After a whilemost wearers forget they have it on!
You too can enjoy lighter feeling legs, without swelling or aches.
Compression hosiery is generally worn for life. Discuss the hosiery with your nurses. This way you can find a style you will enjoy wearing.
There is a knack to getting your compression hosiery on. Watch the Activa hosiery self fitting video to make it as easy as possible for yourself.
If you still need some extra help,consider an ActiGlide hosiery applicator.
What else can I do to keep my legs healthy?
With the MTM open toe stocking we include a pull-on sock. This makes the foot smoother and protects the stocking against sharp toenails.
Still want a bit more help getting your hosiery on? Then we recommend the use of the ActiGlide application aid for all open and closed toe stockings. The ActiGlide is available on prescription
Guarantee and Storage
As soon as you receive new stockings, you should start wearing them. Therapeutic compression hosiery has a limited life span, which includes the time when you are not wearing the stockings.
If you have several (pairs) of stockings, you should wear them in turn. Activa Healthcare give a guarantee of 6 months on the fit and product quality, commencing from the date the prescription was received.
The hosiery should be stored at room temperature and avoid exposure to direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
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Light support (18-21mmHg) - Provide light compression and should be used for early/mild chronic oedema, lymphoedema - where the oedema is light to moderate with little shape distortion. Suitable for chronic oedema, lymphoedema, lipoedema, prophylaxis, maintenance therapy, palliative use and patients who are pressure sensitive.
Medium Support (23-32mmHg) - Provide medium compression and should be used in cases of moderate to severe chronic oedema or lymphoedema where there may be some shape distortion. ActiLymph® Class 2 hosiery can be used as part of the treatment for, and to provide maintenance therapy of chronic oedema and lymphoedema.
Firm Support (34-46mmHg) - Provide strong compression and should be used for the maintenance of severe chronic oedema and lymphoedema, where resistant oedema features, following a DVT or a history of recurring ulceration, or where lymphatic damage is considerable. Use when lower compression has failed to control return of oedema.
Activa Hosiery Sizer instantly works out the size of hosiery you need. Simply key in the measurements and it does the rest!
This information is not intended as a substitute for the advice of a health care professional. Consumers should rely on the judgement of a health care professional for specific conditions.
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