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Joachim Zuther, Lymphedema Specialist. Read more
Lohmann Rauscher
MediUSA

Tactile Medical

How do Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Devices (IPC’s) work and what are the Contraindications?

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An IPC is an intermittent pneumatic compression device that is composed of an inflatable garment consisting of multiple pressure compartments that wraps around the arm or leg, and an electrical pneumatic pump that fills the garment with compressed air. The garment is intermittently inflated and deflated with cycle times and pressures that vary . . . → Read More: How do Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Devices (IPC’s) work and what are the Contraindications?

Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Devices in the Treatment and Management of Lymphedema

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The use of intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) in the treatment of lymphedema continues to be a topic of discussion and their use is neither accepted as a replacement nor component of complete decongestive therapy (CDT), the accepted gold standard of lymphedema treatment. However, recent studies suggest that there is a potential place for . . . → Read More: Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Devices in the Treatment and Management of Lymphedema