Information for Patients 

Prevention of leg disorders: see our patient brochure for tips and exercises: download as a pdf


Explanation of specialist terminology: see under
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Did you know?
  • Aids for compression therapy have been available for several centuries.
  • The first rubber stockings were produced by Julius Römpler in Germany in 1871.
  • At the end of the 20s, rubber-free stockings were launched on the market by the companies Thalysia and Occulta
  • However, rubber-free compression stockings did not achieve the importance they enjoy today until the development of synthetic elastomers in the 60s.

Illustration: leggings and lace-up stockings (a: 1790, b+c: 1849)