The pressure of the pump will already be pre-set to its recommended guidelines. It is not recommended to increase the pressure of your pump unless advised by your physician or therapist. You should not feel any pain during therapy. Should you need to decrease the pressure of the pump, contact OJ Medtech for full instruction on your specific pump.
The suggested guidelines are provided with your specific pump. Unless otherwise directed by a physician or therapist, follow the instructions on the manual enclosed.
No. It is important to use compression garments in conjunction to the pump to help maintain any reduced swelling and to help support the limb. It is not recommended to use a compression garment while using the pump because you are adding more compression to an already prescribed pressure device. Loose fitting pants, stockinette’s, or any non-compression bandaging system is sufficient for use under the compression pump garments.
Yes. A patient can use over a multi-layer bandage system.
Yes. Airlines allow as a carry-on. Make sure your pump is secure in a bag/box with proper padding. You can label the outside “medical equipment handle with care” if you are checking the bag in. It is completely safe for any pump to go through the X-ray machines at the airport. Converters for outlets are also available. Check with your local store to confirm which type of converter you will need. In China, Korea, and Western Europe Model V85 85 Watt Step down converter works.
Lymphedema is a condition of localized fluid retention and tissue swelling caused by a compromised lymphatic system.
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a serious condition that occurs when a blood clot forms in a vein located deep inside your body.
No. If you had an active DVT but it is now resolved then you can use the compression pump. Patients who have a history of DVTs but have filters are also candidates for compression therapy.
Peripheral arterial disease is a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to your limbs.
Venous insufficiency is failure of the veins to adequately circulate the blood, especially from the lower extremities.
Stop use if any type of infection occurs. Prescribed appropriate antibiotic should be used for 72 hours before resuming use of the compression pump. Consult with your physician before restarting treatment.
Active CHF is a contraindication for a compression pump. However, some physicians will prescribe compression therapy for a patient with a history of CHF when the disease is not in an active state. The physician should be asked whether the patient’s CHF is well controlled. If the condition is well controlled, compression therapy is beneficial. The patient should be in a sitting position while using the compression therapy pump and should monitor him or herself for any problems, including shortness of breath or chest pain. If any of these symptoms occur, immediately stop therapy and contact your physician.
Medicare will cover the Bio compression model 2004 pump if you have had a history of cancer in the affected area, six months of open venous ulcers or congenital lymphedema. Documentation of condition is required before delivery of equipment along with a certificate of medical necessity from your physician. Medicare does not cover any DVT, ARTERIAL, COLD THERAPY AND HOT THERAPY PUMPS. Private pay pricing is available upon request.
Cold slows down blood flow to an injury, thereby reducing pain and swelling. Cold therapy can be used if the area is swollen or bruised.
Apply heat if you have stiff joints or chronic muscle and joint pain. The heat will temporarily increase blood circulation and lessen muscle soreness or stiffness during rehabilitation.