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Custom Compression Garments &

Managing Lymphedema

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Gradient Pressure

Custom compression garments designed for lymphedema assist weak or damaged lymphatic vessels with the circulation of lymph. Also, they help reduce and control swollen and bulging lymphatics and lymph nodes associated with this condition. These garments are designed to exert gradient pressure, mimicking the action of the lymphatic vessels as they move lymph toward the heart. Gradient pressure is highest at the distal end reducing in gradient to the proximal end.

Benefits to the Patient

Gottfried brand custom compression garments for lymphedema are manufactured for an anatomically exact fit. 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.

Why a Prescription is Required

Custom compression garments for lymphedema from Gottfried Medical are designed to provide significantly higher compression than is found in common OTC retail products. As a result, they are not available without a prescription.

Custom Compression Garments for Lymphedema

Gottfried Medical custom compression therapy garment types intended for the treatment of lymphedema are shown below. Every patient is unique and every custom compression therapy garment we make is just as special. Fulfilling your patient's individual requirements is exactly what we do at Gottfried Medical, Inc.

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Indications & Contraindications

mmHg Indications
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, postsurgical 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.
Contraindications
Non-ambulatory use, severe arterial insufficiency, cutaneous infection, acute hypodermatitis, wet dermatoses.

Other Conditions Treated with Gottfried Medical Compression Therapy Garments

Venous Insufficiency

Compression garments designed for venous insufficiency mimic the action of healthy veins. They assist weak or damaged veins in the movement of blood to reduce or prevent swollen limbs associated discomfort and improve circulation. (more…)

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Scar Suppression & Control

Compression garments designed for scar suppression and control differ in their design from those for venous insufficiency and lymphedema. These garments provide uniform compression from the distal end to the proximal end. (more…)

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