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Lymphedema Pumps

LYMPHEDEMA PUMPS | LYMPHEDEMA MACHINE

Total Compression Pumps is a leading provider of Pneumatic Compression Pumps. Our dedicated team of specialists work hard to provide you with devices to fit your individual needs. We are very knowledgeable in the field of Lymphedema and Venous Insufficiency and are available to answer any questions.
We offer a wide selection of Compression Pumps, Lymphedema Pumps, DVT Pumps, Lymphedema, PAD Pumps, and more AND COVERED BY MEDICARE AND OTHER MEDICAL INSURANCES.

If you have chronic venous insufficiency, edema, lymphedema, or a related condition, you may be interested in using a compression pump as part of your treatment.

Compression Pumps Systems

Compression Therapy is safe, non-invasive and simple to use. Clinical evidence supports the opinion that compression pumps are quite effective in treating Lymphedema, Venous Insufficiency, Peripheral Artery Disease and Deep Vein Thrombosis, and other conditions. 

Our pneumatic compression pumps mimic the lymphatic system.

Their “milking” effect promotes lymphatic flow by moving fluid in the proper physiological direction, bottom to top.

It copies mechanisms of the pumping action of muscles to return fluid back into the circulatory and lymphatic systems.

 

Lymphedema Pumps | Lymphedema Machine 

WHAT IS LYMPHEDEMA?

Lymphedema refers to swelling that generally occurs in one of your arms or legs. Sometimes both arms or both legs swell.

Lymphedema pumps treat swelling of the arms and legs as well as other conditions such as chronic venous stasis ulcers and venous insufficiency.

LOOKING FOR LYMPHEDEMA PRODUCTS? A LYMPHEDEMA PUMP (COMPRESSION PUMP) WILL HELP:

  • Reduce Pain
  • Reduce Edema
  • Mimic the lymphatic system
  • Promote lymphatic flow by moving fluid in the proper direction (distally to the heart)
  • Stimulate circulation to promote wound healing
  • Deliver continuous flow

Most lymphedema pumps are lightweight, portable, easy to use and cost effective.

Lymphedema Pumps

WE ARE THE LEADING DISTRIBUTOR OF ARM AND LEG COMPRESSION PUMPS FOR LYMPHEDEMA, CVI, PAD, DVT, AND COVERED BY MEDICARE AND OTHER MEDICAL INSURANCES.

We are an American company and ship to most states.

  • Arm and leg sleeves come in 4, 8, 16 chamber models.
  • Uncalibrated (E0651) pumps are paired with specific 4 and 8 chamber sleeves.  Calibrated (E0652) pumps are paired with specific 4-8-16 chamber sleeves as well.
  • Sleeves are for full leg/ half leg/ arm /arm shoulder/ arm, shoulder, vest/leg abdomen/ trunk/ DVT / PAD/ custom made for arm and legs/amputee sleeves.
  • E0651-recommended for treatment of Lymphedema and Venous Insufficiency.
  • E0652- recommended for treatment of Lymphedema and Venous Insufficiency as well as serious Venous Stasis Ulcers, Wounds and/or limb tenderness.

Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) Pumps

Chronic venous insufficiency occurs when your leg veins don’t allow blood to flow back up to your heart. Normally, the valves in your veins make sure that blood flows toward your heart. But when these valves don’t work well, blood can also flow backwards. This can cause blood to collect (pool) in your legs.

Compression treatment for CVI

There is wide consensus in the literature that compression is a necessary part of treatments for CVI and venous ulcers. Compression facilitates wound healing, reduces venous dermatitis, improves stasis dermatitis, hyperpigmentation and counteracts venous hypertension.

What Is A Pneumatic Compression Device (CVI Pump)? 

  • Pneumatic compression devices consist of an inflatable boot and a pneumatic pump that fills the boot with compressed air. 
  • The boot is intermittently inflated and deflated, with cycle times and pressures that vary between devices. 
  • The boots may have a single chamber that is inflated to a single pressure or multiple chambers that are individually inflated in sequential order, to produce a “milking” effect on the limb. 
  • The latter type of device may have preset pressures in each chamber or pressures that are individually set for each chamber. 
  • Individually controllable pressures would allow patients to lower the pressure in chambers directly over the site of an ulcer.

DVT Pumps

If blood moves too slowly through your veins, it can cause a clump of blood cells called a clot. When a blood clot forms in a vein deep inside your body, it causes what doctors call deep vein thrombosis (DVT). This is most likely to happen in your lower leg, thigh, or pelvis. But it can occur in other parts of your body, too.

Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Devices

Intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) devices are used to help prevent blood clots in the deep veins of the legs. The devices use cuffs around the legs that fill with air and squeeze your legs. 

How Do I Get Ready For Using Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Devices?

  • Ordering an intermittent pneumatic compression pump starts with a call to our specialists. During our free consultation, we will go over the requirements to get a compression pump and answer any questions/concerns you may have.
  • We are very knowledgeable about all aspects of lymphedema/venous insufficiency and know which pumps are best for certain conditions/symptoms. 
  • You may qualify to get a compression pump covered by your Medicare and other insurance plans, and we take care of the authorization process.

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Pumps

Peripheral artery disease (also called peripheral arterial disease) is a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to your limbs.

Compression Pumps for PAD

Symptoms of PAD can be decreased and controlled by using a compression pump. Those who have used the pump have demonstrated the following:

  • Increased ability to walk distances
  • Less claudication
  • Improved resting and post exercise ABI
  • Improved Quality of Life

Total Compression Pumps provides excellent customer service and warranty

We have many years of experience dealing with compression devices and getting them authorized for the patients.

We have excellent customer service and are available to help you with your needs.

Our garments can accommodate very large patients. They zip on, not velcro,  so they last longer. Pressure setting can be adjusted by the patient as the need for more or less pressure arises.

Depending on which brand of compression pump you get, the warranty is from 1-3 years. 

Frequent Asked Questions

HOW DOES A COMPRESSION PUMP WORK?

Pneumatic Compression Devices consist of  a compression pump  and garments or sleeves, (for arms, legs, trunk) that are connected to the pneumatic compression pump with tubing.  There are 4-8 individual chambers in each garment/sleeve. Compressed air fills each chamber of the sleeve, starting at toe/foot area in the leg sleeve and fingertip area in the arm sleeve. Pressure is applied to the affected limb(s) and the excess, stagnant fluid, which causes swelling, is compressed upward and drains into working lymph nodes where it gets carried away and eliminated from the body, making swelling decrease. Pump pressure is prescribed by your doctor and controlled by the patient. Our pump pressure ranges from 0mmHg’s-120mmHg’s. Pressure is greater at distal (bottom) area of limb and decreases slightly as it continues upward, which is how our own lymphatic system works. The compression also helps circulate blood which decreases pain and swelling, prevents blood clots/ blood pooling, promotes wound/ulcer healing. and encourages overall better health.

  • Intermittent – not continuous pressure, rhythmic, steady contractions
  • Pneumatic – compression is from air
  • Sequential – the multiple chambers in the garment inflate in order
  • Gradient Pressure – the pressure decreases from chamber to chamber, forcing the fluid out of the limb

Similar to manual massage, a compression pump (also called lymphedema pump) mimics the physiological and anatomical principles of the lymphatic system.  Our pneumatic compression pumps mimic the lymphatic system. Their “milking” effect promotes lymphatic flow by moving fluid in the proper physiological direction, bottom to top. It copies mechanisms of the pumping action of muscles to return fluid back into the circulatory and lymphatic systems. Compression Therapy is safe, non-invasive and simple to use. Clinical evidence supports the opinion that compression pumps are quite effective in treating Lymphedema, Venous Insufficiency, Peripheral Artery Disease and Deep Vein Thrombosis, and other conditions

Most pneumatic compression pumps are lightweight, portable, easy-to-use, and cost-effective.  They are intended for hospital or home use, with prescription and authorization from your doctor.

CAN I USE A LYMPHEDEMA PUMP AT HOME?

The device can be used in the convenience of home or hospital use.

HOW DO I KNOW WHICH PUMP IS FOR MY CONDITION?

There are two main types of Compression Pumps:

Uncalibrated Pump (E0651)– segmented and gradient pumps that work with 4-8 chamber leg or arm sleeves. All chambers of the sleeve are set at a fixed pressure. These types of pumps/settings are the most common and appropriate for 90% of patients with lymphedema/venous insufficiency.

Calibrated Pump (E0652)– segmented, gradient, multi-chamber devices with multiple outflow ports. Individual chambers of the sleeve can be set at different pressures. They are similar to the pump described above except that it is possible for patient to set pressure in the individual chambers of sleeve. These types of pumps/settings are necessary for patients with venous stasis ulcers, wounds and severe pain and/or sensitivity in their extremities. For patients with these conditions, the calibrated pump is generally considered the preferred pump for doctors to prescribe.

Do you need a prescription for a lymphedema pump?

A prescription from a licensed physician is required to order/purchase a lymphedema pump. Please call us to help you get a prescription from your doctor.  +1 800 854-0335.

Does Medicare pay for leg compression pumps?

Yes. Most insurances cover 80-100% of the cost, so your out-of-pocket expense can be $0.- $400.00.  If you don’t have insurance or, if you have a high deductible, we can offer you very good prices, starting at $600.00.

PNEUMATIC COMPRESSION DEVICE PRICE

A compression pump and one arm or one leg sleeve can start as low as  $600.00 and, depending on your needs and which pump you choose, can cost as much as $3500.00. Of course, insurance usually covers most, if not all, of the cost.

HOW TO ORDER A LYMPHEDEMA PUMP

Ordering a compression pump starts with a call to our specialists. We are very knowledgeable about all aspects of lymphedema/venous insufficiency and know which pumps are best for certain conditions/symptoms. Click here to learn more.

IS A LYMPHEDEMA PUMP COVERED BY MEDICARE?

Yes. Your compression pump is covered by most medical insurances, including Medicare. As long as your doctor completes the Medicare required paperwork.  Click here to learn more.

Shipping costs of a lymphedema pump

We ship the device UPS or Priority USPS.  We currently ship throughout the US Shipping costs are  $25.00 – $35.00.

Call us to learn more.   +1 800 854-0335.

Lymphedema pump sizes

Lymphedema Sleeves work specifically with the compression pump. These lymphedema sleeves come in a variety of types and sizes. We can fit very large sizes. We do get your measurements before shipment to ensure a proper fit. 

Click here to access our arm measurement form.

Click here to access our leg measurement form.

What is included with my lymphedema pump?

Your lymphedema pump will come with a sequential,  pneumatic compression device (the make and model your doctor prescribed) and at least one sleeve, complete with connection hoses  There are instructions, warranty, and care instructions as well.

How do I use my lymphedema pump?

You should sit in an upright position with extremity(s) raised.  A recliner/couch, bed, for legs; a chair or sofa for an arm. The sleeve will be zipped up, the pump turned on, the timer set, and the pressure set to whatever mmHg was prescribed by the doctor.  We consult your physician regarding the treatment plan.  You can relax, do work, read, etc. during your effective and quiet treatment.

The following is an example of conditions as well as the frequency and duration of time required to use the pump.

Condition Distal Pressure Duration Frequency
Post-stroke, paralysis, pregnancy 40 mmHg 1 hour 2x/day
Post-surgery or injury 40 mmHg 30-60 min 2x/day
Mild lymphedema 40-50 mmHg 1 hour 3x /day
Moderate to severe lymphedema 50-60 mmHg 1  hour 3x /day
Post phlebitic syndrome, venous insufficiency 50 mmHg 1 hour 3x/day
Venous stasis ulcers 20-30 mmHg 30-60  min 2x/day

How much compression do you need for lymphedema?

Your treatment plan will be prescribed. Your compression pump will come with a detailed treatment plan and thorough instructions on how to use the compression pump and sleeves.

How often should you use a lymphedema pump?

Most treatment plans prescribe the use of a lymphedema pump 2-3 times a day. 

Does a compression pump come with a compression sleeve?

Yes. Each compression pump will come with either one or two sleeves, depending on your needs and what your doctor prescribes.

How long does a lymphedema pump last?

Many people have had their compression pump/sleeves for many years.  Insurance will cover a new pump every 5 years.  There is a good warranty which lasts between 1-3 years, depending on the make and model.