Effect of body position and graduated compression stocking length on femoral venous blood flow velocity

A Limpus, WP Chaboyer, C Purcell, PJ Schluter, H Gibbs, E Beller, R Hetherington

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Objectives: To measure the effect of graduated compression stocking (GCS) length and body position on peak femoral venous blood flow velocity (PVV) and vessel diameter (VD).

Methods: Twenty healthy adult volunteers had PVV and VD measured, using colour Doppler ultrasound, at baseline in three body positions. Knee- or thigh-length GCS were assigned randomly. A random sequence of the three positions was used to measure PVV and VD. The procedure was repeated, after a two-hour washout period, using the other length GCS.

Results: There was no significant difference in the mean change of PVV (P=0.74) or VD (P=0.54) measurements from the baseline between thigh- and knee-length GCS. However, significant mean changes in PVV (P=0.02) and VD (P

Conclusions: In healthy volunteers, thigh- and knee-length GCS do not have an effect on PVV or VD, and body position affects PVV significantly, with or without GCS. (C) 2003 Royal Society of Medicine Press.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)198-202
Number of pages5
JournalPhlebology
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Limpus, A., Chaboyer, WP., Purcell, C., Schluter, PJ., Gibbs, H., Beller, E., & Hetherington, R. (2003). Effect of body position and graduated compression stocking length on femoral venous blood flow velocity. Phlebology, 18(4), 198-202. https://doi.org/10.1258/026835503322598027
Limpus, A ; Chaboyer, WP ; Purcell, C ; Schluter, PJ ; Gibbs, H ; Beller, E ; Hetherington, R. / Effect of body position and graduated compression stocking length on femoral venous blood flow velocity. In: Phlebology. 2003 ; Vol. 18, No. 4. pp. 198-202.
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Limpus, A, Chaboyer, WP, Purcell, C, Schluter, PJ, Gibbs, H, Beller, E & Hetherington, R 2003, 'Effect of body position and graduated compression stocking length on femoral venous blood flow velocity' Phlebology, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 198-202. https://doi.org/10.1258/026835503322598027

Effect of body position and graduated compression stocking length on femoral venous blood flow velocity. / Limpus, A; Chaboyer, WP; Purcell, C; Schluter, PJ; Gibbs, H; Beller, E; Hetherington, R.

In: Phlebology, Vol. 18, No. 4, 2003, p. 198-202.

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