These pumps are slightly better than the non-segmental type pumps. They typically have four chambers that inflate sequentially. The sequential action of these pumps is much more effective than the inflation of a single chamber pump. Examples of these pumps are the, the Huntleigh Flowpress, the Bio Compression 2004, and the Lymphapress Petite.
The Bio Compression 2004 gradient, sequential, compression device is designed to treat primary or secondary lymphedema. The device is intended for the general treatment of swelling of the arms and legs as well as the alternate treatment of chronic venous stasis ulcers and associated venous insufficiency. The device is intended for home or hospital use.
- Reduces pain
- Reduces edema
- Mimics the lymphatic system
- Promotes lymphatic flow by moving fluid in the proper direction (from the hands and/or feet towards the heart)
- Stimulates circulation to promote wound healing
- Delivers continuous flow
The Bio Compression 2004 operates bilaterally, is lightweight, portable, easy-to-use, and cost-effective. This pumps big advantage is that it has a wide range of garments to accommodate a wide variety of patients. Every thing from Arm Sleeves (Small, Medium and Large) to Half and Full Leg Boots (Lengths from 19 inches long to 36 inches long). Some have adjustable panels to fit even extra wide legs. Custom garment are also available.