What is Lymphedema?
Lymphedema is the accumulation of lymphatic fluid that causes swelling in the arms and legs. Edema occurs when venous or lymphatic vessels or both are impaired. When the impairment is so great that the lymph fluid exceeds the lymphatic transport capacity, an abnormal amount of protein fluid collects in the tissues of the extremity.
Untreated, this stagnant, protein rich fluid not only causes tissue channels to increase in size and number, but also reduces oxygen throught the transport system, interferes with wound healing, and provides a culture medium for bacteria that can result in various infections.
How can Elite Medical, Inc can help me?
Elite Medical is a leader in Sequential Circulators (Lymphedema Pumps). Specializing in this equipment and making sure to be educated on the most up-to-date treatments out there to help our patients make sure they are able to arrange their lives around treatment and not treatment around thier lives.
What is a Sequential Circulator?
Compression pump technology utilizes a multi-chambered pneumatic sleeve with overlapping cells to promote movement of lymph fluid. Pump therapy may be used in addition to other treatments such as compression bandaging and manual lymph drainage. In many cases, pump therapy may help soften fibrotic tissue and therefore potentially enable more efficient lymphatic drainage. Sequential pump therapy may also be used as a home treatment method, usually as part of a regimen also involving compression garments or wrapping.
A Stanford University medical study showed that patients receiving the combined modalities of MLD/CDT and pneumatic pumping had a greater overall reduction in limb volume than patients receiving only MLD/CDT.
What are the benefits of a Sequential Circulator?
~ Promotes lymphatic flow by moving fluid in a distal to proximal direction.
~ Reduces swelling and hardening.
~ Improves circulations and promotes healing of wounds
~ Ability to treat both lower or upper extremities at the same time.
~ Able to use it AT HOME... No need to go anywhere do your treatment in the comfort of your own home watching your favorite TV show or reading a book.