Deep Veins Study Video

"Measurement of blood flow in the deep veins of the lower limb using the geko™ device neuromuscular electrostimulation device"

Professor Andrew Nicolaides & Dr Maura Griffin

The aim of this study was to analyse the impact of the geko™ device on  blood flow in the deep veins of the calf in healthy individuals. The deep veins of the calf is where early thrombi (DVT) are often thought to form after a period of deep vein blood stasis which is common during periods or immobility or trauma. Proving that the geko™ device prevented deep vein stasis would be clinically significant in the management of this indication.

This video loop sequence, with embedded narrative, shows ultrasound clips from the study measuring the venous flow and venous velocity within the gastrocnemius vein, peroneal vein and posterior tibial vein and a direct comparison of base line values and the increase observed after the application of the geko™ device. Significant increases in velocity and volume flow in response to the geko™ device stimulus was observed  in all of the three veins studied. The study strongly supports the use of the geko™ device for the prevention of venous thromboembolism and is aligned is to NICE guidance (MTG19).