Deep Vein Study

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Deep veins study


The geko™ device prevents stasis in the deep veins of the calf where early thrombi form

The publication of a recent study by Professor Andrew Nicolaides and Dr Maura Griffin has measured the effect of the geko™ device on blood flow in the deep veins of the calf. The study has shown significant volume and velocity increases within the gastrocnemius, peroneal and posterior tibial veins - of particular clinical importance as early thrombi often form in these veins1.

This is the first time that a mechanical device has reported enhancement to blood flow for the prevention of stasis in the deep veins of the calf, and is the result of the unique dorsiflexion achieved by the geko™ device. With this proven ability to prevent stasis in the deep veins of the calf, the study strongly supports use of the geko™ device for VTE prevention. The four Doppler flow readings clearly validate the muscle contraction and rhythmic blood flow increases before and after geko™ device application and show distinct increases in both peak volume and velocity.

1. Nicolaides, M Griffin, Measurement of blood flow in the deep veins of the lower limb using the geko™ device neuromuscular electro-stimulation device, Journal of International Angiology, August 2016-04.

Paper:

Measurement of blood flow in the deep veins of the lower limb using the geko™ neuromuscular electro-stimulation device

Authors: Andrew Nicolaides, Dr Maura Griffin