Warding Against Travel Thrombosis
The KENDALL* Travel Sock is designed to help increase blood flow in the veins of the legs and thus help minimise the risk of blood clot formation. Blood clot formation and poor circulation can be caused by extended period of immobilisation during travel by car, bus, train and air flight. Once a blood clot develops, it can break away from the vein wall and travel to the lungs causing a potentially fatal condition known as a pulmonary embolism
Travel Thrombosis, Economy Class Syndrome, and DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) are all names for the condition that results from blood clot development in the legs during extended periods of travel.
The Travel Sock impacts Travel Thrombosis by providing the recommend pressure to increase blood flow and diminish the risk of vein damage or stretching by actually compressing the vein diameter. The enhanced blood flow helps reduce the ability of clots to form and the compression of the vein diameter helps reduce the potential sites for clot formation.
Who's at Risk
- Age of 40 or older
- Chronic renal failure
- Diabetes mellitus
- Excess weight or obesity (20% more than “ideal” body weight)
- Existing heart disease
- Family history of DVT
- Oral contraceptives or hormone replacement
- Prior DVT
- Recent surgery or trauma
- Recent travel
- Steroid medication
- Varicose veins
- Venous stasis
- Malignant disease (cancer)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
About the Manufacturer
- Wash by hand or on delicate cycle.
- Use detergents for delicates without whiteners/bleach.
- Machine dry on low setting or let air dry.
- Socks are resistant to ointment, skin moisture, and other environmental factors,
however, certain combinations may reduce durability.
The Travel Sock is designed and manufactured by Tyco Healthcare/Kendall, the company that designed and manufacture the leading compression stocking for the prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis in hospital patients, the T.E.D.* Anti-Embolism Stocking. This means the Travel Sock has benefited from over 50 years of knowledge and expertise in DVT prevention.
Note: This style has been discontinued by the supplier and all sales while stock lasts. If the required size is sold out, you may want to check out the Microfibre Travel Socks