Pneumatic compression pumps are available at Encompass HealthCare and Wound Medicine in West Bloomfield, Michigan in our outpatient office so that you don’t have to go to the hospital.
Our outpatient facility is located on the border of West Bloomfield, Walled Lake and Commerce township in the Lakes Medical Building.
Pneumatic compression pumps treat vein problems (venous insufficiency) by compressing the lower extremities. The pneumatic compression pump automatically inflates and deflates to force fluids back into the veins. This may be helpful to maintain the benefits achieved with decongestive therapy for a patient who suffers from venous insufficiency, a condition where the valves inside veins are impaired.
With pneumatic 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.
Most insurance carriers will cover this pump for home-use.
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At Encompass HealthCare, we have several ways to treat lymphedema and other vein problems that result in venous insufficiency including manual lymphatic drainage (MLD,) multi-layer compression therapies, unna boots and venous ablation.