Compression pumps are frequently used to treat patients with venous stasis ulcers, lymphedema (extreme swelling), and blood clots, also known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Compression pumps are used for acute (temporary, hospital) or chronic care (long term, often at home or an extended care facility). These pumps differ in the cycle time of the squeeze and are intended to treat venous insufficiency, lymphedema, or the treatment of DVTs. Both increase blood and lymphatic flow.
NOTE:- A lymphedema pump should not be used to treat DVT and vice versa because Lymphedema and DVT pumps are not interchangeable.
What is a compression pump ?
When it comes to providing intensive compression therapy, compression pumps are extremely useful tools. Compression pumps are medical devices that aid in the stimulation of blood and fluid movement.
The compression pumps ensure that the circulation of the affected limb can be restored and that swelling reduces over and above the venous arterial pressure. This equipment includes a pump and an inflatable sleeve worn over the limb. The pump forces air into the sleeve, causing pressure to be applied to the edematous limb.
What are types of compression pump ?
The type and intensity of the applied pressure, as well as the duration of this application, differ from pump to pump. These parameters are significant and have an impact on the treatment's success. When quality compression pumps are used correctly, they can help to significantly improve the patient's condition. There are two styles of compression pumps:
- Lymphedema pumps
- DVT pumps
Lymphedema pumps and DVT pumps are unique because they treat diseases differ greatly.