Managing Lymphedema with Custom Compression Garments
Custom compression garments engineered for lymphedema assist weak or damaged capillaries and vessels of the lymphatic system with the flow of lymph. Also, they help reduce and control swollen and bulging extremities often associated with this condition. These garments are engineered to exert gradient pressure, mimicking the action of the veins as they move lymph toward the heart. Gradient pressure is highest at the distal end reducing in gradient to the proximal end.
Conditions Treated with Custom Compression Garments
Custom compression garments engineered for lymphedema are most often prescribed to help manage and control conditions, including:
- Intractable Edema
- Post-fracture Edema
- Post-surgical Edema
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Why is a Custom Garment Better?
Gottfried brand custom compression garments are manufactured for an anatomically exact fit. They can be engineered to provide significantly higher compression than is found in common OTC retail products. As a result, they are not available without a prescription.
Benefits to the Patient
Because they are custom made they can increase compliance as a result of options and extras that ease donning, doffing and reducing the discomfort associated with normal wear. Numerous options are available and special requirements are easily accommodated.
Indications & Contraindications
|20 - 30||Arterial insufficiency with venous insufficiency. Burns — prevention of hypertrophic scars.|
|30 - 40||Varicose veins (mild), assist fluid return, leg fatigue, stasis dermatitis, postphlebitic syndrome, post surgical stripping or sclerosing, varicose veins (moderate), postfracture edema, prophylactic treatment of edema and phlebitis.|
|40 - 50||Lymphedema (moderate), chronic venous insufficiency, stasis dermatitis (severe), lymphedema (severe), chronic venous insufficiency (severe), orthostatic hypotension (moderate).|
|50 - 60||Orthostatic hypotension (severe), postthrombosis (severe), intractable edema.|
|Non-ambulatory use, severe arterial insufficiency, cutaneous infection, acute hypodermatitis, wet dermatoses.|
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