Zippered compression stockings are useful for extremely sensitive skin and ayone with an open wound like a leg ulcer. Venous leg ulcers develop when there is not enough blood flow to the lower extremities. Nutrients and oxygen can't get to the skin, causing death of the tissue, and the development of a venous leg ulcer. Compression is a cornerstone in the treatment of venous leg ulcers.
Jobst has been a leader in the treatment of venous leg ulcers. Their new and improved 2 part system consists of a high compression outer stocking and a mild compression liner. The liners hold wound dressings in place, are easy to put on and take off, and can be changed often. The outer stocking provides compression and stiffness to improve blood flow and heal the wound.
UlcerCare is now available in 7 sizes to fit almost any size leg. The outer stockings can be purchased with or without a zipper and each one comes with 2 liners. The improved liners are made with 5% silk, improving comfort and compliance. Additional liners are available in packages of 3.
The Jobst Vairox Zippered Socks feature 30-40 mmHg of compression and can be used in the treatment of severe varicose veins, lymphedema, orthostatic hypotension, sclerotherapy, and venous ulcers.