About Compression Therapy

Indications:

  • Lymphedema
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous ulcers
  • Other edematous conditions

Contraindications:

  • Decompensated cardiac failure
  • Massive edema of the arm/leg due to congestive heart failure
  • Known or suspected deep vein thrombosis
  • Any instance in which venous or lymphatic return is undesirable

Cautions:

  • Cellulitis
  • Acute infection
  • Active cancer
  • Renal failure
  • Cardiac condition
  • No sensitivity to pain in the affected extremity

 

Gradient Compression Devices:

Wright 52- E0652- Pneumatic compressor, segmented, with calibrated gradient pressure

Wright 52
Wright 52_2
  • Promotes venous and lymphatic circulation
  • Increases interstitial pressure
  • Moves fluid from the distal to the proximal part of the extremity
  • Moves fluid located in subcutaneous tissue when pressure is applied to subcutaneous tissue

Wright 51- E0651- Pneumatic compressor, segmented, without calibrated gradient pressure

Wright 51

  • Static compression
  • May cause reverse flow
  • Less than optimal effectiveness for treating some conditions

No Wright Product- E0650- Pneumatic compressor, non-segmented