Also called intermittent pneumatic compression (ICP) devices, these products are at-home systems that provide compression through air pumps and inflatable sleeves, helping to encourage lymph drainage. In additional to helping to manage lymphedema, pumps can also help in the treatment of chronic vascular problems, such as venous and arterial insufficiency.
About Compression Pumps
Recent studies suggest that there is potential for current pump technology as a beneficial adjunct treatment to effectively control lymphedema, specifically for individuals affected by chronic lymphedema, or with extreme challenges or limitations to wearing standard compression garments or bandages.
Patients with the following conditions should not use an ICP device:
- Severe peripheral arteriosclerosis or other ischemic diseases
- Congestive heart failure/pulmonary edema
- Numbness of the extremity
- Untreated infected wounds
- Recent skin grafts
- Known or suspected acute deep vein thrombosis or thrombophlebitis
The best way to understand if a compression pump or garment is appropriate is to schedule a visit with one of our specialists. They will expertly measure and fit patients for the treatment that allows for the best possible management of lymphedema. Follow-up visits to ensure that patients have the right fit are also part of our service.
For a full refund, compression pumps must be returned within 14 days of purchase. Pumps can be exchanged for other models within 30 days of purchase. Contact customer service to assure you get the exchange you need.
Items must be in returnable and laundered condition with all original packaging and contents from the box.