Current treatment protocols include limb elevation, elastic compression garments, massage and use of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (IPC) as part of decongestive therapy.
As an internationally recognised brand, Flowtron® is a hallmark for quality, reliability and service excellence.
The Flowtron Hydroven 3 Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (IPC) system provides clinically effective, non-invasive, dynamic compression to the limbs for treatment a wide range of vascular and lymphatic conditions, including venous ulceration, dependent and traumatic oedema and chronic venous insufficiency.
Its flexible, ergonomic design provides a choice of single or three-chamber compression from a variety of arm and leg garments operated by a single pump.
Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (IPC) therapy mimics the natural physiological mechanisms of the pumping action of muscles to return fluid back into the vascular and lymphatic systems. IPC is safe, non-invasive, simple to use and clinical evidence supports the view that Flowtron therapy is well tolerated with few recognised complications(1).
The available evidence suggests that the potential benefits of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (IPC) therapy include its non-invasive nature.
1. Kumar S, Samraj K, Nirujogi V, Budnik J and Walker M (2002) Intermittent pneumatic compression as an adjuvant therapy in venous ulcer disease. Journal of Tissue Viability 12 (2):42-50.
2. Rowland J (2000) Intermittent pump versus compression bandages in the treatment of venous leg ulcers. Aust / NZ Journal of Surgery (70): 110-113.