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TED, when used with the term 'TED Hose' is an acronym for Thrombo Embolic Deterrent, or as you may hear more commonly: 'TEDs.' TEDs are tight, thick, elastic stockings that go on the legs and are used as a preventative measure to reduce the occurrence of emboli/blood clots in the legs. Emboli occur more frequently in people who are not very active, who spend a lot of time in bed during a lengthy illness or who are unable to get up for a few days following surgery. And, some people just seem to be at more risk than others due to other health issues. When one is unable to walk or get up and about, the blood tends to stagnate or 'pool' in the legs which sets up an environment where blood clots can easily form. The TEDs compress those areas in the legs, decreasing the chances of the blood pooling and turning into clots. So, if your doctor wants you to use TEDS, now you know the reason. And for most folks, the sooner you get up and walking about, the sooner your doctor might discontinue your TEDs. That's why nurses seem to be such a pain in telling you to try getting up and walking after surgery when you really don't want to or if your surgical site hurts like the dickens: they just don't want you to get blood clots in your legs. Blood clots are NOT fun and they start a whole lot of other bad stuff you don't want.
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A TED hose, often referred to as an anti-embolism stocking, is a densely woven high compression non-gradient (compression distribution is the same from foot and ankle to t…he top of the hose) stocking that comes in both closed and open-toe (open-toe allows for checking the patients pulse) that is thigh-high in length and is typically administered to a post-surgical patient who is non-ambulatory (unable to get up and move around). TED hose is usually worn as a pair for a short duration (during recovery) to promote optimum blood flow for the prevention of chronic swelling, blood clots or deep venous thrombosis (DVT). A TED hose is also available in knee-thigh length that can be worn by non-patients, e.g., diabetics, who suffer with poor leg circulation. The acronym T.E.D. stands for Thrombo Embolic Deterrent. It is a trademark brand name owned by the Kendall Company.
TED is a trademark from the manufacturer. But the name was probably thought after the term Thrombo Embolic Disease thus, TED. Deep vein thrombosis prevention is the cond…ition for which these stockings were devised for. Hope this helps! A. Norte
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This answer may be dated. TED is or was the economy arm of United airlines
Ted is short for Theodore. It may also be short for Edward. If you're looking for the etymology of these two names see: http://www.behindthename.com/name/theodore & http:…//www.behindthename.com/name/edward
Some people find it easier to wear dishwashing rubber gloves to put on compression stockings as it provides more grip. You can also buy a contraption to help get the stocking …on.
TED hose are used to apply compression to the lower extremities to reduce swelling aka edema aka third spacing cause by poor VENOUS return circulation in the lower extremities…. TED hose should be custom fit for the best results. TED Hose should never be allowed to roll down and create pressure behind the knee (popliteal space) or around the calf causing constriction instead of compression. This creates a 'rubber band effect" and can lead to the formation of blood clots or constrictive injury TED hose or any kind of compression should NEVER be used for people with ARTERIAL Insufficiency, or with Arterial Ulcers on the lower extremities.
Nothing. TED is simply a brand name of compression stockings.
Yes they are. TED Hose are used to help prevent DVT but should not be used if you have one.
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Yes, prolonged use can lead to Meralgia Paresthetica. That does not feel good at all and can cause additional damage to other nerves in the legs and circulatory system.
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Ted is about a little boy named John who gets a teddy bear that you sqeeze hard it says I love you well John wishes that Ted was alive and it came true.And they both grew up a…nd John meets a girl but Ted is to immature and gets in the way and Ted needs to move out