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What does TED stand for in TED hose?
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.
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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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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.
TED hose are tightly fitting stockings, either knee-high or thigh-high. Their purpose is to assist venous blood-flow back to the heart. Veins work in relation to muscle contra…ction-- when we walk, muscles contact, putting pressure on the veins and literally pushing venous blood flow from the feet, into the calves, into the thighs, up into the veins in the abdomen, and thus to the heart. Conversely, when "at rest" with the legs level with the heart, the muscles are not contracting against the veins so there is less return to the heart. Typically in out-patient settings, most patients use TED hose during the day for support, pain reduction, and to help with venous return. These patients remove the hose at night, but some doctors may order thigh-high TED for certain conditions to be worn at night. In hospitals, post-surgical patients are often seen 24/hours a day in knee-high or thigh-high TEDs. In certain conditions, such as kidney impairment with resulting leg edema, doctors may order a type of mechanical compression stocking that alternates the pressure exerted against the leg, to mimic the action of muscle contraction even when the patient remains in bed. All patients using TED hose should ask their doctors for specific guidelines about using TED hose. For example, using a knee-high stocking that cuts off circulation due to swelling above the knee is just as useless as not wearing any compression hose.
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.
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.