PNEUMATIC COMPRESSION PUMPS
Pneumatic Compression Therapy (aka. Intermittent Pneumatic Compression) has been used since the early 1950’s and is widely adopted around the world today. It is the recommended treatment in the clinical practice guidelines of the Society for Vascular Surgery, American Venous Forum and Wound Healing Society.
A gradient, sequential, multi chambered pump has been proven to be the best approach to reduce the excess lymphatic fluid, decreasing limb size and improving lymphatic flow. *
* Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy for Patients with Breast Carcinoma-Associated Lymphedema: When IPC is used adjunctively with other, established elements of DLT, it provides an enhancement of the therapeutic response. Szuba A, Achalu R, Rockson SG: Cancer 2002, 95:2260-2267 (RCT).
Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Enhances Formation of Edema Tissue Fluid Channels in Lymphedema: Compression of limb lymphedema tissues leads to formation of tissue channels as pathways for evacuation of edema fluid. M. Zaleska et al: Lymphatic Researchand Biology Volume 00, Number 00, 2015.
NOTE: Prescription is required. These are Class II Medical Device and are manufactured with the highest quality standards to ensure efficacy and safety. Purchasing a pump online or out of the country is not recommended since careful fitting and selection is required and not doing so could put your health at risk.
CAUTION: Many non-medical pumps are marketed for the treatment of edema. These products are typically used for cosmetic purposes in spas and are not recommended for use in the treatment of Lymphedema.
Paradigm Medical Inc.
Paradigm Medical is a wholesale/distributor that offers a wide variety of lymphedema supplies including pneumatic compression pumps, compression bras and lymphedema footwear. Please contact us to learn more about our products or for a list of local dealers near you.
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