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Measurements for Compression Stockings


Compression stockings are available in different degrees of compression depending on the severity of the pathology to be treated. The pressure exerted by a compression stocking at ankle level is measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg). Compression classes are defined according to different official norms.

The physician prescribes the compression class corresponding to the pathology of the patient. Light compression is class 1 or 2, strong compression is class 3 or 4 depending on the norm used.

Hospital and home caregivers can use this chart to determine the correct compression stocking sizing for their patients. Be sure to note the measurements (in inches) for each step. Our Customer Care representative will want to verify these measurements.