Pneumatic Compression Pumps: Relieve Venous Insufficiency in the Comfort of Your Own Home.
Pneumatic compression pumps automatically inflate and deflate sequentially to force fluids back into the veins and then move them up from the lower extremities. This is necessary when a patient suffers from venous insufficiency, a condition where the valves inside blood vessels are impaired.
With venopneumatic pumps, patients place their legs in special sleeves that are attached to a small, portable pump. The sleeves have built-in compartments that fill with air and then deflate sequentially to push fluids up the legs.
At Encompass HealthCare, we recommend patients devote 1.5 hours twice per day for venopneumatic compression therapy. With this frequency, patients usually experience the best control over their venous insufficiency.
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