Anti-embolism stockings

Anti-embolism stockings are a type of compression stocking designed specifically to prevent VTE. The compression delivered to the ankle is in the range of 18–24mmHg corresponding to British standard hosiery Class 2 and European standard hosiery Class 1. Other types of compression stocking are used to treat, rather than prevent, conditions that affect blood flow in the legs, including DVT.

See also “graduated compression stockings”.