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Pressure ulcers of the popliteal fossae caused by thromboembolic deterrent stockings (TEDS).
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PMID:  19633824     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Thromboembolic deterrent (TED) stockings are commonly used in the prevention of deep venous thrombosis. We would like to highlight a potential complication associated with the use of TED stocking. A 42-year-old paraplegic gentleman suffering from a complicated Ischial ulcer was admitted for debridement and closure with a fasciocutaneous rotational flap. Two weeks later, new pressure sores of the popliteal fossae of both his legs had developed. Clinical assessment revealed linear pressure sores in the presence of poorly fitted, tight, thigh-length TED stockings, which had rolled up at the popliteal fossa creating a focal linear compression in the presence of bilateral spastic flexed knees in this paraplegic patient. The TED stockings were immediately discontinued and the pressure sores were managed with regular wound care and dressing change.
CONCLUSION: We would like to highlight the complications that could arise amongst paraplegic patients with the widespread use of TED stockings.
J C Y Ong; F C Chan; J McCann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-07-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Irish journal of medical science     Volume:  180     ISSN:  1863-4362     ISO Abbreviation:  Ir J Med Sci     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-21     Completed Date:  2011-10-24     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806864     Medline TA:  Ir J Med Sci     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  601-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University College Hospital Galway, Galway, Ireland.
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MeSH Terms
Paraplegia / complications
Pressure Ulcer / etiology*
Stockings, Compression / adverse effects*

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