Pneumatic Compression Therapy is an Aggressive, non-invasive, therapy of gradient, sequential compression used for the treatment and management of lymphaticand venous disorders. The therapy entails a physiologic milking action of the lymph-edematous limb(s).
1. Primary Lymphedema is related to a developmental abnormality in the
A. Congenital (Milroy's Disease)
B. Proximal Obliteration
C. Distal Obliteration
2. Secondary Lymphedema is the most common form of Lymphedema. It usually
B. Groin Dissection
C. Other limb surgical procedures
3. Venous Disorders
A. Chronic Venous Insufficiency
B. Crual Ulcers
By stimulating the lymphatic and venous systems, stagnant fluid is gently pushed through the vessels in the limbs. This allows thevenous system to reabsorb the fluids. Limb heaviness is reduced, and the possibilities for recurrent infections in the limb are also reduced.
Cost for the therapy modalities are covered if the patient carries private insurance, Medicare Part B, Blue Shield 65 Special, AARPor other supplemental insurance plans. Will we bill the insurance provider directly.
1. Non-compensated congestive heart failure.
2. Acute deep vein thrombosis of a recent nature.
3. Pulmonary edema.
4. Acute infection in the limb to be treated.
The pump selection is generally made by our staff. Selection is made with patient suitability first in mind. We take into consideration the patients individual situation, size of limb, ability to use a piece of equipment, etc.
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