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WHAT DOES mmHg STAND FOR?
The medical abbreviation mmHg stands for “millimeters of mercury”, which is a unit of measurement for pressure. It’s the same unit of measurement for measuring blood pressure. Compression stockings use a range for how much pressure it provides, because the compression changes depending on your size.
*The mean compression of an average ankle size.
This is general information and not intended to diagnose or treat patients. It is the provider's responsibility to ascertain the appropriateness of individual applications of compression therapy. Patients should always consult with their provider prior to wearing compression products.
Compression products should not be worn and are contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions: severe arterial insufficiency, cutaneous infections, acute dermatitis, wet dermatosis, uncontrolled congestive heart failure, skin irritations, allergies to dyes.
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