By popular demand, the kit is now available in black!
Activa’s leg ulcer hosiery kit is a hosiery alternative to bandages for healing leg ulcers.
Two stockings are worn one on top of the other. A 10mmHg liner followed by a British Standard Class 3 which slides over the top.
The combined compression allows leg ulcer healing without the bulk of bandages.
Watch the video on how to measure, fit and use the Activa Leg Ulcer Hosiery Kit with an ActiGlide.
A liner pack is also available for palliative care or where reduced compression is required.
A recent RCT showed hosiery kits are as effective at healing leg ulcers as 4 layer bandages.
Your nurse or GP has prescribed the 40mmHg hosiery kit for you because you either have a leg ulcer (sore or wound on your leg) or there is a high risk of the ulcer returning.
Not everyone with a leg ulcer is suitable for the hosiery kit and some people may need to wear bandages. It will depend on the size and shape of your leg and the ulcer.
The hosiery kit has 2 liner stockings in the box and 1 thicker top one.
There are 2 colour combinations
Black top stocking with sand coloured under liner
Sand top stocking with white coloured under liner
The liner is put on first. It gives 10mmHg of graduated compression. “Graduated” means the most squeeze is around your ankle and less as it goes up your leg.
The thicker, open toed stocking then goes over the top of the liner. The top stocking gives higher compression of 25-35mmHg.
The Leg Ulcer Hosiery Kit provides the compression needed to encourage blood flow up the leg, which is necessary for any sore/wound to heal.
It is likely you will need to wear the kit for several months- but the good news is that most ulcers heal and will not come back if you continue to wear compression hosiery.
Compression hosiery needs to fit snugly in order to push blood upwards towards the heart. Healthy circulation keeps skin in good condition and stops swelling, varicose veins worsening or sores on the leg coming back. However, if you do have problems putting the hosiery on, the ActiGlide application aid may help you.
Activa compression hosiery can be hand washed up to 40 degrees. Do not tumble dry or iron as this can affect the compression.
Compression hosiery is recommended for 100 washes, or approximately 3 months’ wear. If you have your hosiery prescribed you normally have 2 pairs every 6 months.
Hosiery can also be purchased on line if you require additional pairs.
If you have any further queries about your leg health and hosiery, please call our customer care line: 08450 606 707
The leg ulcer hosiery kit provides 40mmHg for healing leg ulcers on regular shaped limbs with low exuding ulcers.
By popular demand the Kit is now available in black as well as sand.
Suitable post healing for patients with a history of leg ulcer reoccurrence.
Patients will need a full evaluation, including a doppler assessment. An ABPI reading between 0.8 and 1.2 is recommended.
The kit provides two liners and one top stocking. Only one liner is worn at a time, two are provided so that one can be worn while the other is washed. The class 3 stocking is worn over the top of the liner.
The stockings are applied in the normal way.
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