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Biocompression 8-Chamber Garments

Manage oedema at home

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Biocompression 8-Chamber Garments

Sequential Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (SIPC) therapy is the process of applying external pressure to the limbs to promote the circulation of blood and lymphatic fluid from the extremities of the body. This 8-chamber garment offers custom sizing and superior garment construction. The garment features independently controlled pressure chambers which prevent gapping, peaks or valleys, or bleed-through with the delivered pressure. 

SIPC therapy should be used under the GUIDANCE OF A HEALTH PROFESSIONAL. Always USE ONLY AS DIRECTED and see your healthcare professional if you have concerns regarding your treatment.

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The 8-chamber garments are custom sized, providing great coverage to treat any size leg.

All equipment adheres to Australian healthcare standards in cleaning and disinfection between clients. In addition to our rigorous methods, our facilities are regularly tested by an independent laboratory to ensure cleanliness and safety.

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Is a compression pump right for me?

Intermittent pneumatic compression may be useful for conditions that require improved circulation or the removal of lymph fluid build-up (or oedema) from the limbs or trunk. Speak to your lymphoedema therapist, wound care nurse, GP or vascular surgeon for their opinion. The Biocompression pump can be used in the comfort of the home yielding great results with 30 min-1 hour sessions once or twice a day.

Features / Benefits

Regular home management of oedema using SIPC can be more cost effective long term than one-on-one therapy sessions. Pneumatic compression therapy is easy and comfortable. If you find compression stockings hot or difficult to put on, a compression pump might be the answer. The Biocompression 8-Chamber garment system offers the following features:

  • Directional flow, sequential compression, non-peristaltic
  • 8-level gradient pressure
  • Variable pressure 20-80mmHg – TO BE SELECTED BY YOUR HEALTH PROFESSIONAL
  • 60-second cycle time
  • The 8-chamber garment provides compression of legs
  • Custom sizing to fit your unique body shape and provide best coverage and compression – for purchase only
  • Easy to put on with two front zippers and pull-on straps 

How does SIPC work?

Intermittent pneumatic compression mimics the body’s manual lymphatic drainage. By applying pressure to the surface of the limb it promotes the circulation of blood/fluid throughout the body. In the classic mode, each chamber inflates and deflates sequentially starting from the extremity and moving towards the centre of the body. SIPC provides best results when compression stockings or wraps are used post-therapy to maintain the oedema reduction. 

What do I do if I encounter problems with my equipment?

Medi-Rent offers a 24/7 phone service or problem solve any queries or problems you may have. If you cannot get through to our customer service agents, please leave a message and we will return your call ASAP.

When should I not use SIPC?

Intermittent pneumatic compression is contraindicated in the following cases:

  • Untreated non-pitting chronic lymphoedema
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • During an acute flare up or infection of the skin, eg cellulitis/erysipelas
  • Uncontrolled/severe cardiac failure
  • Pulmonary oedema
  • Ischaemic vascular disease
  • Active metastatic disease affecting oedematous region
  • Oedema at the root of the affected limb or truncal oedema
  • Severe peripheral neuropathy

Specifications

  • Variable pressure from 20-80mmHg (10mmHg increments).
  • Product weight 2.4 kg
  • Product size – dimensions variable

Price

Purchase: $2650

Price includes 8-chamber garment and pump.
Comfort liners $20/pair Please call us to discuss terms, conditions, and delivery / collection options.

Testimonials

Having had chemo and radiotherapy plus 17 lymph nodes out from under my arm, it has left me with excruciating pain and the pump from Medi-Rent takes all the pain away – it is a magic piece of equipment for me.
Beverly from Hanwood, NSW
The pump is working incredibly, I saw my therapist recently and she said there has been a 17% reduction in my lymphoedema. I’m so happy that she suggested it.
Deb (After using the LX9 for only 3 weeks)
I used to have ankles like footballs and since using the LX9 pump daily this has completely gone. I’m no longer in pain.
Margaret Goodman
I’ve been walking around for forty years with this issue and now I can wear proper pants and feel better about myself.  The LX9 pump is marvelous and has made such a difference to me, my life and my health!
Valerie Young, Broken Hill
I’ve been using a compression pump for lymphoedema for nearly a month now. This includes some very hot days when swelling is always an issue. Very happy with the machine.
Marilyn Fairweather

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