In the next in our series of "Ask the Experts" Dr Catherine and Anita discuss the challenged of getting compression garment prescriptions right in primary care.
Why are compression garment prescriptions so difficult... - LSN
Thankyou SO much for highlighting this problem.
Another problem, in my experience, is the garment manufacturer getting it wrong. I've had the same prescription for a made to measure stocking since 2019. So far I have received 6 stockings which were not made to spec. In one instance there was a 5cm discrepancy in the thigh (the same error occurred on 2 occasions) and recently a 2-3cm discrepancy on the length. 4 of the stockings are unwearable and the other 2 are not comfortable. To be fair, the manufacturer puts it right but it's time consuming and stressful for me.
It's a long story but my latest order was triggered in September; it's now December and I'm still waiting for the correct stockings!
I have exact same problem. I have an upcoming surgery a debulking procedure, where they are going to put on custom made flatknits on me — not even tried on before —placed on me instead of bandages on the surgery table and that is what I will be wearing night and day at least for the first three months until they make new ones for me and I’m thinking to myself I have never had one correctly made for me before how is this going to work? I haven’t even tried them on. I have never had one correctly made what is the measurements are way way off? And it’s keeping me up at night.