|Poorly fitting knee high (aka below the knee) support hose in my patient Bruce being treated for a deep vein thrombosis.|
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
How To Check if Support Hose Cut Off Circulation
As a podiatrist I primarily dwell in the world of making lives better, but rarely save a life. Almost weekly I experience patients in the wrong length or fit of support hose, and the consequences of blood clots and pulmonary emboli could be life threatening. I implore all of my readers to look at their loved ones who wear support hose and make sure that their circulation just below the knee is not being cut off.