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