What You Didn’t Know About Compression Garments

Exam Question: A Class 1 (20-30 mmHg) compression sleeve gives a pressure of: A. 30 mmHg pressure distally and 20 mmHg proximally B. 20 mmHg distally and 30 mmHg proximally C. 20-30 mmHg somewhere along the garment D. 20 mmHg distally at the smallest circumference in the range listed for that point and 30 mmHg at the largest circumference How do graduated compression garments real...

Guidelines for Reducing the Risk of Lymphedema for Those Who Have Had Breast Cancer Treatment​

Avoid Infection (Cellulitis) Exercise caution when having blood drawn or shots given on the affected arm(s). A recent study has not found a connection between an increase in swelling and needle-stick use. However, there is an increased risk of cellulitis with the use of needle-sticks[1]. It is best to speak with your doctor, nurse or lymphedema therapist about the risk of needle-stick u...

Ready-Made Versus Custom Compression Sleeves

There are three factors to discuss when making a decision to use or recommend a ready-made arm sleeve versus a custom arm sleeve. LympheDIVAs likes to call these factors the three “Cs”: Compression, Compliance, and Cost. However, before the three C’s are reviewed, a common misconception about garment manufacturing needs to be addressed.Compression garments are manufactured using either a flat-knit...