Dr. Marcus Duda has been actively treating and researching the foot and ankle for over 20 years. That interest led him to develop new solutions for treatment and prevention for his patients.
In both his clinical research and practice he recognized that there is a single factor that significantly increases the success of leg and foot care.
Can patients consistently and comfortably live with the treatment?
Compression systems are the de facto solution for many kinds of lower limb wounds and conditions, including edema and venous stasis ulcers, but many of them are impractical, difficult to use, made of irritating materials or generally uncomfortable.
Consistent use also determines whether the course of treatment is effective in the long run.
Dr. Duda knew there was another way, so he invented Vive Wear.
His designs are:
The results, in both clinical and patient trials, with consistent and constant use, have been startling:
Nano-silver plates are engineered into specific triangular shapes to provide optimal antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and micro-current properties. The nano-silver plates are fabricated to standards for medical devices. The nano-silver plates are permanently bonded to the merino wool and alpaca. Independent studies have demonstrated that the silver will not leach out of the sock even after repeated machine washings.
Nano-copper fiber is composed of a permanently bound nano-copper to a matrix of nylon fibers. The properties of the nano-copper combined in a patented design with the nano-silver plates creates a galvanic cell that generates a micro-current in the sock.
PTFE coated nylon is used to reinforce the high abrasion areas of the heel and foot to reduce friction and increase the durability of the sock. By minimizing friction, PTFE reduces the chance of skin blisters and protects the wool and alpaca from wear. The unique design of the sock places the nylon with PTFE on the outside of the high wear areas of the sock and places the alpaca and merino wool against the skin for maximum comfort.
Since consistent, constant use is key to life-long success for those that need compression products, Vive Wear has changed the game. Vive Wear compression products are easy to don and doff.
Read our step-by-step guide to putting on your compression socks!
Read more on the research behind the Vive Wear products. The years we’ve spent developing and perfecting our medical compression socks and shrinkers has been heavily influenced by both clinical and patient trials.
Read more about our studies on ulcer care and compression stockings.
Dr. Marcus Duda sees patients as a general orthopedic surgeon with a subspecialty in the care and treatment of the foot and ankle, including lower extremity wound care in Greensboro, North Carolina. He has a special interest in foot and ankle surgery, as well as diabetic foot care and complex wounds of the lower extremities. He has been in practice for more than 20 years.
He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and active member of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, as well as the Wound Healing Society (WHS) and the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC).
Dr. Duda is Board Certified by the American Board Orthopaedic Surgery.
Choose a sock size that will safely fit the largest foot, ankle and calf measurement.
|Ankle Circumference||Inches||7.5 - 8.5||8.0-10.0||9.0-11.0||10.0-12.5||11.5-14.0|
|Shoe Size||Inches||3.0 - 5.0||6.0 - 8.0||8.0-11.0||11.0-13.0||13.0-15.0|
Vive Wear® below knee
Prosthetic Shrinker Size Chart
Compression 20-30 mmHg / Length 15-15 3/4” 38-40 cm
|SIZE||III/L||IV / XL||V / XXL||VI / 3XL||VII/4XL|