Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is the formation of blood clots in the vein. When a clot forms in a deep vein, usually in the leg, it is called a deep vein thrombosis or DVT. VTE is a major health problem in Australia, costing the Australian healthcare system an estimated $1.7 billion every year.
OPTIMAL COMPRESSION Studies have shown that when stockings are used alone, they can reduce incidence of DVT by 60%2. Our Vienna™ stockings are independently tested to meet the compression profile required by the British Standard BS 6612 delivering an optimal graduated compression profile.
Multigate Vienna™ Anti‑Embolism Stockings are an effective method of DVT prevention.
PERFECT FIT EVERY TIME The Vienna™ system makes it easy to fit patients with the correct stockings. With less points of measurement and a simple colour coded system, it's easy to select the right product first time, every time. CONVENIENT A simple way to measure is always at hand with a single use ruler included with every pair of stockings.
COOL AND COMFORTABLE With their polyamide and spandex composition our Vienna™ stockings are designed to wick perspiration away from the skin keeping the patient cool and comfortable.
LATEX FREE The entire Vienna™ range is latex free, making it suitable for patients allergic to latex.
Q&A Can the Vienna™ stockings fit morbidly obese patients? Yes, the Multigate Vienna™ stockings range can cater to XXXL patients with a calf circumference of up to 66cm and a thigh circumference of up to 92cm. If I don’t have the correct size available, can I put the patient in another size stocking? Please ensure your patient is wearing the correct size stocking. An incorrectly fitted stocking can have an adverse effect on your patient. Do the Vienna™ stockings work when the patient is ambulatory? No, they are meant to work when the patient is in a supine position. When the patient is ambulatory, there is no need to wear the stockings as their movement will encourage blood flow. The stockings can however continue to be worn by ambulatory patients without harm. Can the patient take the stockings off when they go to bed? The stockings are designed to work when the patient is lying down. If the stockings need to be removed, it is best to do so for a short period of time when the patient is active, such as during a shower or when walking around.
Contraindications Stockings are not recommended for patients with the following conditions: Any leg condition in which stockings would interfere, such as: a. dermatitis b. vein ligation (immediate postoperative) c. gangrene d. recent skin graft Severe arteriosclerosis or any other ischemic vascular disease Massive oedema of legs or pulmonary oedema from congestive heart failure Extreme deformity of leg.