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What flat-knit material is best for a patient?

  • What flat-knit material is best for a patient?

    Posted by admin on May 28, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    What flat-knit material is best for a patient?


    Custom flat-knit garments are primarily used during the maintenance phase of the lymphedema treatment process when patients have transitioned from the reduction phase to a stable volume level. When making a garment selection, a clinician must consider the following therapeutic needs of the individual patient:

    • Level of containment – the more robust or stiff the material, the more containment
    • Patient activity – some materials and features allow for more freedom of motion
      during activity
    • Application needs – making good style selections can influence patient
      compliance

    For early to mid-stage lower leg lymphedema, mediven® mondi 350 provides a soft and comfortable fabric choice for those with sensitive skin structures who require a gentler option. mondi 350 leg has the lightest wall stability of all of the flat-knit varieties while still maintaining a high durability. It’s indicated for primary and secondary lymphedema up to stage 2, and lipedema up to stage 2. When looking for a more discreet and soft option, the mondi 350 provides the perfect selection and can even include the incorporation of silver segments for those with softer edema needs.

    Our newest flat-knit fabric choice, the mediven cosy 450 is a lower leg solution with flexible, supple fabric and elasticity, and provides excellent containment for those patients with higher mobility. Its medium wall stability provides high durability while still maintaining freedom of movement for those patients who live more active lifestyles. Indicated for primary and secondary lymphedema up to stage 2 and lipedema up to stage 3, the cosy 450 has a reinforced sole and heel for added value and stability, and an anatomical foot for a perfect fit. Like the 550, Fashion and Design-Elements can be added to increase aesthetics, along with elastic seams available in the panty and gusset sections.

    The most robust garment in the mediven® collection, the mediven 550 leg provides high-working pressure to achieve best therapeutic results for patients with skin folds or lobules that require additional support. Its firm and strong material provides extreme durability for primary and secondary lymphedema up to stage 3, and for lipedema up to stage 3. It’s available in compression classes up to stage 4, and has many Fashion and Design-Elements that can be added to increase aesthetics, along with elastic seams available in the panty and gusset sections. For the greatest wall stability and containment level, look no further than the mediven 550 leg.


    Our Product selection guide below provides helpful insights. *please note that this recommendation does not replace the diagnosis or advice from a medical professional. The choice of the optimum compression stocking depends on the indication and the individual needs of the patient.

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