The purpose of anti-embolism stockings is to reduce a person's risk of developing venous thromboembolism, or VTE, according to NHS Choices. Experts from the Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education say venous thr... More »

Anti-embolism stockings are available for purchase from medical supply companies, drug stores and online retailers, according to WebMD. Prices range from $10 and $100, depending on the type, as of 2015. More »

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Medical compression stockings improve blood flow in the legs and reduce pain and swelling, states WebMD. These stockings reduce the risk for deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, by helping blood travel back to the heart instead... More »

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The functional purpose of garter belts is to hold up ladies' stockings. They may also be used as a matter of style. More »

An embolism refers to a condition where foreign bodies such as air bubbles or blood clots block blood flow in arteries, according to NHS Choices. There are different types of embolism, including brain embolisms, amniotic... More »

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Jobst sizes its compression stockings according to the circumference of the ankle, calf, thigh and hip of the wearer. The company also produces a large-tall size for individuals with a shoe size larger than 12. More »

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Rocker chic is an edgy and rebellious style of clothing that often includes torn jeans, studded boots and belts, leather jackets, mini skirts, fishnet stockings or T shirts that feature rock band names. This type of clot... More »

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