Intermittent Pneumatic Compressive (IPC) Therapy

Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (IPC) therapy

Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (IPC) therapy is a non-invasive treatment method that utilizes devices to apply external pressure to different areas of the body in a sequential manner. It is commonly used to improve circulation, prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT), manage lymphedema, manage varicose vein and aid in wound healing.

Pneumatic compression

The sequential compression provided by IPC therapy mimics the natural pumping action of the muscles and helps to improve circulation. As the chambers inflate, they squeeze the tissues and blood vessels, promoting the movement of blood and lymphatic fluid. When the chambers deflate, there is a release of pressure, allowing for the refilling of blood vessels and facilitating the lymphatic drainage.

This is a Compression System which works wonders for managing vascular disorders like Lymph edema, Varicose Veins, Idiopathic Lower Limb and Upper Limb Aches.

It has different pressure modes which helps in reducing the dull pain & swelling associated with vascular disorders. It uses compressible air pockets which inflates creating compression over the limbs. It improves the blood circulation & stimulates the Lymphatic drainage as well. It is very effective in reducing swelling seen in Post Cancer Surgeries.

IPC therapy is commonly used to prevent blood clots from forming in the deep veins of the legs, a condition known as DVT. The sequential compression helps to enhance blood flow and reduce the risk of clot formation.

IPC therapy can be utilized as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for managing lymphedema, a condition characterized by the accumulation of lymphatic fluid. The sequential compression helps to stimulate lymphatic flow and reduce swelling in affected limbs.

IPC therapy may also be used in the management of chronic wounds, such as venous ulcers or pressure sores. The enhanced circulation and tissue perfusion facilitated by IPC therapy can promote wound healing and improve the health of the surrounding tissues.

IPC therapy is generally safe, but certain precautions should be taken. It may not be suitable for individuals with certain medical conditions, such as severe peripheral arterial disease, acute deep vein thrombosis, or uncontrolled congestive heart failure. It is important to consult with a healthcare professional to assess the suitability of IPC therapy for your specific condition and to determine the appropriate settings and treatment duration.


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