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Medical compression and support stockings for
The VitaSan medical compression
maintenance therapy
stockings offer quality in the
Medical compression hosiery with the following compres-
1) Hidden seam at the front at
sion behaviour is recommended for continuation treat-
the toes and integrated alternat-
ment after acute therapy: Depending on the compression
ing heel for crease-free fit
class, the resting pressure is low to high, while the work-
2) Below-knee stocking with non-
slip fit and seamless transition to
ing pressure depends on the elasticity of the material. The
the soft waistband to reduce
compression force in the ankle region is the criterion for
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pressure points
assignment to the different compression classes. In
3) Thigh length stocking with sili-
Germany, compression classes I to IV have been estab-
cone-coated, unobtrusive adhe-
sion strip or fashionable lace
lished by the Quality Seal Association (GZG). Since the
band, perfect fit
compression values, especially in the higher compression
4) Panty hose with perfect fit,
classes, reach the compression levels achieved with com-
comfortable panty section, non-
pression bandages, medical compression stockings are
ladder due to Micro-Mesh knit.
now used not only for prophylaxis and follow-up care,
but also as an alternative for certain basic treatments
(see table on pages 82-83).
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VitaSan – medical compression stockings
VitaSan compression stockings satisfy both therapeutic VitoFit – support stockings
requirements and patients‘ wish for wearing comfort and To complete the broad range of products for compression
fashionable styling. These medical stockings are available therapy, support stockings should also be mentioned.
in compression classes I to III so that the correct com- VitoFit support stockings from HARTMANN, with their
pression values can always be applied to suit the specific anatomically correct compression gradient provide a
therapeutic requirements. selectively dosed support effect decreasing from the ankle
to the thigh. Tired and heavy legs are relieved and the
Made-to-measure versions are naturally also available. blood circulation is stimulated. VitoFit support stockings
Optimal comfort is assured by the type of yarns used, e.g. come in three strengths and up to eleven attractive
special microfibres, but also the type of fabrication, as colours as below-knee stockings, thigh length stockings
shown by the illustrations. The high in-use comfort or as panty hose.
undoubtedly enhances compliance, a factor which cannot
fail to provide benefits for physicians and patients.
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