Cuffs, Pneumatic, Peripheral Compression

Definition : Pneumatic cuffs that are double-walled pressure garments usually made of polyurethane-coated nylon or vinyl and worn on the patient's legs or arms and are connected to intermittent peripheral compression circulatory assist units. Intermittent compression pneumatic cuffs are used for prophylaxis against deep vein thrombosis and to reduce edema or lymphedema. The pneumatic compression cuff air chambers are inflated and deflated by the circulatory assist unit pumps according to predetermined waveform and operating pressure parameters. When inflated, the pneumatic compression cuffs force blood and lymph out of the pressurized area; when deflated, blood flow to the leg or arm is increased. Pneumatic pressure cuffs can be made in ankle-high, full-leg or half-leg length or arm length; they can be sized for adult or pediatric use.

Entry Terms : "External Pneumatic Compression (EPC) Units" , "Pneumatic Stockings" , "Stockings, Lymphedema, Pneumatic" , "Stockings, Antiembolism, Pneumatic" , "Compression Cuffs" , "Intermittent Compression Cuffs" , "Pneumatic Compression Sleeves" , "Sleeves, Pneumatic Compression" , "Stockings, Pneumatic"

UMDC code : 13793

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