The effect of graded compression elastic stockings on the lower leg venous system during daily activity.

PURPOSE We evaluated the effects of wearing 20 to 30 mm Hg gradient thigh-length stockings during daily activity on the lower leg venous system. METHODS Twenty-one healthy women volunteers, aged 39 +/- 12 years, were examined. One subject was clinical class 4, one was class 2, two were class 1, and the remainder were class 0. The diameter of the posterior… CONTINUE READING