Covidien TED Black Knee Length Anti-Embolism Stockings for Continuing Care
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Covidien TED Black Knee Length Anti-Embolism Stockings for Continuing Care

  (37 Reviews)
  • Post-operation compression stockings that reduce thromboembolic diseases
  • Suitable for users at high risk of developing blood clots and DVT
  • Closed-toe and latex-free design reduces comfort level
  • Thin construction makes for discreet wear
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Covidien TED Black Knee Length Anti-Embolism Stockings for Continuing Care

Designed for post-operation wearers who are at high risk of thromboembolic diseases, the Covidien TED Black Knee Length Anti-Embolism Stockings for Continuing Care use graduated compression to improve blood flow and circulation. This helps to prevent blood clots and other associated conditions from developing, while their discreet latex-free black design is comfortable and skin-friendly.

What's in the Box?

With your purchase you will receive:

  • 1 x Pair of Covidien TED Black Knee Length Anti-Embolism Stockings
  • 1 x User Information Sheet

Who Are the Covidien TED Anti-Embolism Stockings For?

The Covidien TED Anti-Embolism Stockings are designed for those who have had surgery and are in the first six weeks after the operation. Immobility and injured legs mean that post-op users are at high risk of developing a range of conditions because of blood clots. Conditions that these stockings prevent can include:

  • Thromboembolic disease
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Blood clots

How Do the Covidien TED Anti-Embolism Stockings Work?

The main aim of the Covidien TED Anti-Embolism Stockings is to keep blood moving while your legs are immobile. They do this through something called compression. These stocks provide compression by keeping one end looser than the other, thereby forcing blood to accelerate when travelling between the two points.

The Covidien TED Anti-Embolism Stockings use graduated pressure to increase blood speed as the blood moves from your ankle to your knee. This helps to reduce the chances of blood clots from developing as the blood won't have time to stall. This can help to reduce the chances of many different dangerous conditions including diseases such as thromboembolic disease.

Which Size of Covidien TED Anti-Embolism Stockings Should I Choose?

The first thing that you will have to do when purchasing your Anti-Embolism Stockings is to select the correct size. You can do this by completing the following steps and looking at the table below:

  1. Measure your calf at its thickest part.
  2. Measure the distance from the bend of your knee to the bottom of your heel behind your leg.
  3. Make sure that the measurements are completed while standing (someone else can help if necessary).
  4. Match your measurements to the table below.
Size Calf Circumference Length
Small Regular <12 inches (<30.5cm) <16 inches (<40.6cm)
Small Long >16 inches (>40.6cm)
Medium Regular

12 inches - 15 inches
(30.5cm - 38.1cm)

<17 inches (<43.2cm)
Medium Long >17 inches (>43.2cm)
Large Regular 15 inches - 17.5 inches
(38.1cm - 44.5cm)
<18 inches (<45.7cm)
Large Long >18 inches (>45.7cm)
Extra Large Regular 17.5 inches - 20 inches
(44.5cm - 50.8cm)
<18 inches (<45.7cm)
Extra Large Long >18 inches (>45.7cm)

Are the TED Anti-Embolism Stockings Available in Different Lengths and Colours?

Should you want to purchase the TED Anti-Embolism Stockings in different lengths and colours then you can do so on the Health and Care website. You can find them on our website by clicking on the links below:

What Level of Compression Do the Covidien TED Stockings Provide?

The Covidien TED Stockings provide a differing level of compression the higher up the socks that you go. This is to ensure that blood is encouraged to accelerate rather than stall. The levels of compression at different parts of the leg are as follows:

  • Lower thigh: 10 mmHg
  • Popliteal: 8mmHg
  • Calf: 14mmHg
  • Ankle: 18mmHG

Where Will the Covidien Anti-Embolism Stockings Provide Compression?

The Covidien Anti-Embolism Stockings are designed for users who have a high risk of developing blood clots in their lower legs. As a result, the compression is mainly focused around the back of the lower leg, designed to increase the level of speed of circulation from the ankle to the knee. The stockings also provide compression on the back of the knee and the ankle, perfect for the more high risk wearers.

Can I Use the Covidien TED Stockings Post Surgery?

The Covidien TED Stockings are designed for use in the six weeks following surgery, particularly surgery that keeps you immobile or surgery that involves your hips, knees, legs and ankles. As people are often at higher blood clot risk after surgery, these stockings are well recommended to anyone leaving hospital. Please note that we recommend you seek expert medical opinion before purchasing these compression stockings.

Can I Use the Covidien TED Anti-Embolism Stockings While Flying?

We recommend that you speak to a medical expert before you purchase your Covidien TED Stockings as they are best suited to use in the six weeks after a surgery. However, there is no reason that they wouldn't be suitable for those who are flying, as compression socks can reduce the risk of blood clots in high risk air passengers. If you would like to purchase some specific socks for flying, try the Sigvaris Traverno Travel Flight Compression Socks or check out the How to Avoid DVT While Flying blog.

How Tight Are the TED Knee Length Stockings to Wear?

Users have reported that the TED Knee Length Stockings are a little tight when you first put them on, but this should soon dissipate as your legs become more used to the design. Remember that compression stockings need to be tight in order to compress your legs and accelerate blood flow. After wearing them for a short period the tightness should begin to subside, and you won't feel like you're wearing the TED Stockings at all.

How Comfortable Are the TED Knee Length Stockings?

The TED Knee Length Stockings are extremely comfortable to wear. They are so comfortable that users have reported barely feeling that they are wearing them at all, aside from the fact that their legs feel far more comfortable. The TED Knee Length Stockings also feature a closed toe to make them feel more comfortable and natural on your feet.

How Discreet Are the TED Anti-Embolism Stockings?

We understand that if you are post surgery then you'll want your TED Stockings to be more discreet. Their black material is thin on the legs, meaning that they don't look bulgy to the eye. This also means that you can wear them underneath clothes without the material showing through.

How Do I Care for My Anti-Embolism Compression Stockings?

Caring for your Anti-Embolism Stockings can greatly improve the length of their life, especially as dirt and debris can begin to damage the stockings if they are not washed. Please note that oils, lanolin and similar substances may deteriorate the material. Should you want to wash your stockings, you should adhere to the following instructions:

  1. They may be washed with light goods in temperatures that don't exceed 71°C.
  2. Avoid excessive bleach.
  3. They may be tumble dried with temperatures reaching 121°C over a 15 to 20 minute period.

When Should I Not Wear the Anti-Embolism Compression Stockings?

In some instances the Anti-Embolism Compression Stockings are not suitable to be worn. This includes users who suffer from:

  • Dermatitis
  • Vein ligation
  • Gangrene
  • Recent skin graft
  • Severe vascular diseases such as arteriosclerosis
  • Massive edema
  • Leg deformity

Please note that we recommend you seek advice from a medical professional before purchase. For more information on the suitability of the Anti-Embolism Stockings, please see the "Contraindications" tab above.

TED Black Stockings Codes

Size Item Code
Small Regular 4434
Small Long 4572
Medium Regular 4435
Medium Long 4575
Large Regular 4436
Large Long 4574
Extra Large Regular 4437
Extra Large Long 4575
 

Returns Policy - This Item Is Not Returnable On Grounds Of Hygiene

This item is non-returnable and non-refundable on grounds of hygiene.

Please note, Health and Care is dedicated to maintaining the highest levels of hygiene for all of its products and for this reason this item is non-refundable and non-returnable if unsuitable or unwanted on grounds of hygiene.

If you have any questions regarding this returns policy, please contact our Health and Care Customer Care Team on 020 7720 2266 for further details.

Do you have a question about this product or want to purchase it? No problem at all. Simply call us on 020 7720 2266 between 09:00 and 17:00 Monday to Friday. 

You can also email us with your question by using the form below. A member of our helpful Customer Care Team will respond to your enquiry personally as soon as they can.

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Contraindications of the Covidien TED Black Knee Length Anti-Embolism Stockings for Continuing Care

The contraindications of the Covidien TED Black Knee Length Anti-Embolism Stockings for Continuing Care are:

  • Any leg condition in which stockings would interfere, including:
    • Dermatitis (skin problems)
    • Vein ligation (recent leg surgery)
    • Gangrene
    • Recent skin graft
  • Severe vascular diseases, such as arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), which cause poor circulation to the leg
  • Massive edema (swelling) of the legs, or pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs) from congestive heart failure
  • Extreme deformity of the leg

These stockings are only to be worn on your doctor's advice and during the time period recommended.

Delivery - Free UK Mainland Delivery

Delivery is free of charge on all items at Health and Care when delivered to a mainland UK address.

This item is usually dispatched by Royal Mail 1st Class Post or better.

This item is usually dispatched the same day when ordered before 2.00pm, Monday to Friday.

The delivery expectation of 1st Class Royal Mail is 1 to 3 working days, but most packages arrive the next day. 

Please call our Health and Care Customer Care Team on 020 7720 2266 if you have any questions about the delivery of this item.

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Excellent product
Monday, 7 October 2019  | 

Bought these as I needed extra pairs after hip replacement. Good to be able to buy black socks.

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Black stockings after knee surgery
Sunday, 25 August 2019  | 

Very good black stockings for going out after knee surgery. Very quick delivery. Excellent thank you.

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Great quality and value anticoagulant socks
Sunday, 4 August 2019  | 

I bought these socks as an extra pair to the ones provided by the hospital for my surgery. They were a very good fit, provided good compression and they looked far better than the green ones I had been given. Happy to recommend them

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Excellent
Monday, 3 June 2019  | 

Excellent quality product at a good price,and super fast delivery. Highly recommended!

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Embolism socks
Sunday, 12 May 2019  | 

Very pleased with this item. Fitted well, well packaged and arrived as stated. Would definitely recommend

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