Firstkind – geko THR


GEKO. Nuromuscular Stimulator vs Thromboembolism Deterrent Stockings (TEDS)



This study hypothesises that the geko™ device is more efficient than TEDS in preventing the formation of symptomatic/asymptomatic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVTs), post-surgery.

Primary Outcome Measures:

Presence of asymptomatic DVT assessed by Duplex Ultrasound
Secondary Outcome Measures:

  • Ankle proprioception – as assessed by the time that the participant can stand on one leg for with their eyes closed, this will be recorded and repeated three times, the average will be taken
  • VAS Pain score
  • Adverse event rate



BMI Harbour Hospital, Poole. link: