How does graduated compression work?

How does graduated compression work?
Medical graduated compression garments are often a part of lymphedema therapy. Each medical graduated compression garment is assigned a compression class which determines how much pressure that garment delivers. In the United States, Class 1 is defined as 20-30mmHg, which means that the garment provides between 20 to 30 millimeters of mercury at the point of highest pressure. A Class 1, 20-30mmHg,...

Lymphedema & Cellulitis: Managing Your Risk

This blog post is for informational purpose only and should not be considered medical advice. If you suspect that you may have cellulitis, please contact your physician.If you have lymphedema or are at risk for lymphedema, it is crucial to be aware of an infection called cellulitis. Studies show that there is a definite relationship between lymphedema and cellulitis and that incidence of celluliti...

3 Steps to Determine Your Compression Garment Size

For many patients, getting prescribed a compression garment to manage lymphedema or to use preventatively if they are at-risk for lymphedema will be their first experience in medical compression. There are three things you need to know before you can determine your size and make a compression garment purchase.BEFORE YOU START MEASURING What garments do you need? As a minimum to manage arm lymphed...