Bio Compression Arm-Vest
Sequential Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (SIPC) therapy is a great and easy way to manage lymphoedema and lipoedema from home*. This 8 chambered all-in-one sleeve provides encourages lymph fluid movement from the hand all the way up to the armpit and across the chest wall. Donning the garment is simple and the initial adjustable fitting with velcro panel ensures a proper fit with the convenient zip allowing every subsequent wear to be quick and correctly fitted.*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.
The arm-vest provides great coverage for the arm, shoulder and chest area.
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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.
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 20-120mmHg – TO BE SELECTED BY YOUR HEALTH PROFESSIONAL
- Five cycle times available to suit your condition
- Focus setting – focus your treatment to a particular part of the limb
- The 8-chamber arm-vest garment provides compression of arm, shoulder and chest
- 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
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.
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Intermittent pneumatic compression is contraindicated in the following cases:
- Untreated non-pitting chronic lymphoedema
- 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
- Variable pressure from 20-120mmHg (10mmHg increments).
- Product weight 2.4 kg
Standard garments: Rent: $170/month. Purchase: $1950Price includes arm-vest garment and pump. Please call us to discuss terms, conditions, and delivery / collection options.
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