Economy Class Syndrome

'Economy Class Syndrome' is a term used to describe the risk of DVT (deep-vein thrombosis) due to immobility during a long-haul flight, and has been attracting press attention this month.

The BBC reports that hundreds of people in Britain are thought to die each year from 'economy class syndrome' - blood clots which form in the leg during long haul flights because of lack of movement.

Independent research shows that wearing well-designed and custom-fit compression socks, along with calf muscle exercises, almost entirely eliminates the risk of DVT in travel (Scurr et al 2001).

Isobar Compression provides the only compression garments that provide a personalised fit, by undertaking a 3D scan of the limb to produce an exact-fit sock.

Read the full BBC report here.