Helping Children Heal
When your infant or teen has Lymphedema it can be emotionally draining and difficult to treat. Depending on the severity of the Lymphedema, many treatment options are available including use of compression garments, exercise, elevation, MLD massage, and use of the Pneumatic Compression Pump.
Prairie Medical can custom fit any size of patient to ensure the proper fit of the compression pump garment or regular compression hosiery garment. We have garments that treat the legs, arm, chest and groin. The compression pump can be used in the comfort of your home or dorm room, and it is FDA approved for pediatric use.
How Pneumatic Compression Works
Pneumatic compression therapy consists of a pump which supplies air to garments worn over the affected areas of the body. The pump fills air cells within the garments in a special sequence, alternating waves of compression with brief periods of pause and refill. This action massages the affected area with a "milking" motion that stimulates lymphatic uptake and venous return, reducing edema and swelling.
Rapid treatment cycles mimic the body's own lymphatic and venous return, for the most effective treatment, and provide more units of therapy in less time. This also makes treatment more comfortable.
Pneumatic compression therapy is a pleasant experience, making it very tolerable for children and teens.
Want to Learn More?
Visit our resources page to learn more about the signs, symptoms and treatment of Lymphedema.
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