Medi sells a variety of compression, orthotics & prosthetics, making them a competitor to Jobst-BSN Medical. Medi began in 1920 in Pausa, Saxony (Germany) by Albert Weihermuller & Berthold Voigtmann. They developed their first seamless elastic stocking in 1964 & continued their innovation a few years later with additional creations. In 1982, Medi made its way to the United States & founded Medi USA. As for compression, they not only have their original lines of Mediven but also added Circaid (for lymphedema & venous disorders), CEP (for athletes) & ITEM m6 (for fashion compression wear). For our purposes, we will focus on their Ready to wear, Custom & Velcro options (of Mediven & Circaid).
In the Ready to Wear department, they have sleeves & several stocking lines as well as a dual-layer compression for those with wounds.
For Custom, they have a rare fit guarantee (they’ll remake a garment until it fits properly). They have a line with zinc for anti-bacterial properties & one with silver.
For Velcro, they sell Circaid which has a couple lines that cover both the lower & upper extremities. One such line is Juxtafit which has a unique feature – compression for the thigh & knee in one piece. Few (if any) competitors offer a full, seamless compression option transitioning from the knee up (reducing gaps in compression sometimes caused by separate pieces).
Last but not least, they have a selection of donning aids like the Butler (which comes in numerous options), the Butler Off doffing aid & gloves which can make putting on & taking off medical compression easier.
Find out more at www.mediusa.com or visit www.ltscompression.com.