Research Article

Support for varicose veins.

Br Med J 1976; 1 doi: (Published 31 January 1976) Cite this as: Br Med J 1976;1:254
  1. P H Fentem,
  2. M Goddard,
  3. B A Gooden


    A method has been devised to allow reliable comparison of different strengths and constructions of support hosiery. Five garments were evaluated for the compression they exerted on the leg and their ability to limit the distension of a model varicose vein. Stockings and tights which provide modest compression can achieve worthwhile control of vein distension.