HOW TO MEASURE COMPRESSION STOCKINGS AND SLEEVES

Measuring for Medical Compression Gloves


Find measuring point A on the inner and outer edges of the hand, halfway between the metacarpophalangeal joints.


Measuring point B is located on the palm of the hand at the level of the web of the thumb.


Tip for measuring point B: To identify measuring point B, place the flexible card at right angles to the surface and across the palm of the hand.


Measuring point C is located in the middle of the wrist, on the transition from the hand to the forearm.


The location of the measuring point c-C1depends on the shape of the forearm; it is about 3 to 5 cm above C.


Then measure the circumference. Measure circumference A with the hand lying flat.


Measure circumference B with the hand lying flat.


Important! Measure circumference C at the wrist. DO NOT PULL THE TAPE MEASURE TIGHT.


Measure circumference c-C1 at the mark made previously.


Measure length AB on the inside surface of the hand.


Measure length AC on the inside surface of the hand.


Measure length AC-1 Starting at A.


Depending on the degree of edema, determine the finger length from X (web) to the variable endpoint Z.


Z can be located no further than the nail bed. TIP: The finger length XZ can be determined in a single step, by using a flexible card (recessed zero point), which is placed in the web.


Determine circumference Z.


Measure circumference X at the metacarpophalangeal joint. Follow the same procedure to determine the circumferences and lengths of all the fingers.