Lymphedema, or severe swelling, can occur after surgery, radiation, tumor growth, or due to other conditions such as venous insufficiency. Some people are born with malformed lymphatic vessels and may develop lymphedema. If lymphedema is not treated, the affected areas can get larger and heavier. Skin changes can occur, including fibrosis or hardening of the tissues. The buildup of fluid makes the area pron to infection. MMS makes sure to provide only the best CircAid® wraps and Bio Compression® pumps that are both convenient and easy to use.
CircAid® Elastic Lymphedema Garments
Because of the elastic nature of compression stockings, stockings provide a consistent or static compression to the limb; even when a patient changes body positions. This also enables the garment to stretch in order to accommodate any change in circumference. This is particularly beneficial when a patient experiences a reduction in limb size due to the removal of excess edema in the treated limb.
CircAid® Inelastic Lymphedema Garments
As the name suggests, inelastic compression is the opposite of elastic compression in that the products do not stretch when circumference changes occur as the result of body movement. So what occurs when the body is in movement is that the actual compression level under the inelastic compression system will rise and fall, thus creating a dynamic compression system. This change in compression with inelastic systems has been demonstrated to have dramatic effects in improved venous hemodynamics and edema reduction.
Bio Compression® Lymphedema Pumps
Bio Compression systems are effective treatment for lymphedema, as shown in clinical studies and practices around the world. They reduce lymphedema by combining massage action with compression of the affected area.
How Bio Compression works:
You wear a special garment over the area of your body to be treated
The Lympha Press pump fills the garment with air in a sequence that stimulates the lymphatic vessels and veins to absorb and transport more fluid.
The lymph fluid is moved from poorly draining areas to healthy areas where it can be absorbed, reducing the swelling and symptoms of lymphedema.