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Comparing devices

 

The benefits of using geko™

The chart below compares the ease of use of geko™ devices with other devices currently in use that are intended to perform a similar role taken from a recent Device Comparison Study - principal investigators Dr. Arthur Tucker and Dr. Annelie Maass, The Ernest Cooke Vascular & Microvascular Unit, St. Bartholomew's Hospital.

 

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Current DVT prophylaxis

There are several significant disadvantages of the two current methods against which geko™ compares favourably should it be of proven use in the prevention of DVT.

Disadvantages of pharmacological treatment:

  • active bleeding
  • allergic reactions
  • risk of VTE persists for weeks or months after hospital discharge
  • drug interactions with several substances, eg antibiotics, food
  • clinical supervision

 

Disadvantages of mechanical treatment (Intermittent Pneumatic Compression and Graduated Elastic Compression Stockings):

  • discomfort/pain
  • uncomfortable to wear
  • size
  • weight
  • external power source required (IPC)
  • poor compliance
  • expense
  • time and expertise required for fitting