Investigating Effect of Compression Stocks on Tissues of Legs

Document Type : Original Article


1 Faculty of Science and Medical Technologies, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch of Tehran, Tehran

2 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.



Introduction: Doctors usually assume that the use of compression stockings can put pressure on the tissues of the leg and can reduce the diameter of the vein and help prevent vein thrombosis. However, a few contradictory results have been published with this assumption in several studies.
Objective: This paper evaluates the effects of compression stockings on the tissues of the legs.  Material and
Methods: To do this, we simulate the part of the leg utilizing an MRI photo and Mimic material software and then analysis it based on finite element approach in ANSYS software.
Results: The obtained results show that the contribution of MCS compression stockings to deep-vein diameter variations is negligible, so that these effects were 3% and 9% for in standing position and sitting state, respectively. Also, the results illustrate that the greatest effects of the transverse diameter variation of the vessel occurred with the activation of the muscle tissue.
Conclusions: Therefore, the use of compression socks can exert pressure on the leg tissues and can reduce the diameter of the vessel and help to prevent vein thrombosis.

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Investigating Effect of Compression Stocks on Tissues of Legs


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