Vasopneumatic Device Therapy

What is a Vasopneumatic Device?

A vasopneumatic device is a tool designed to apply pressure in the body area it wraps. Vasopneumatic devices are usually built with two main components. First, an inflatable garment is wrapped around a section of the body and consists of multiple pressure compartments. The second part is an electrical pneumatic pump, which provides air or cold water. Vasopneumatic devices are machines built to pump the gas or liquid substance into the inflatable wrap, compressing the enveloped section of the body. It alternates inflation and deflation of the garment to provide treatment. Pressures applied will vary from one device to another.

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Handling physical injuries can be distressing. It can be challenging to try to heal yourself and get back on the right track again.

Over the years, scientists and researchers have put together different technologies to decrease the amount of time it takes to heal injuries or surgeries. The latest equipment for this is the vasopneumatic device.

This device is a revolutionary tool that takes care of injuries quickly and painlessly, without being invasive. It will help you get back to taking care of what matters in your life. Keep reading to find out what benefits a vasopneumatic device therapy can give you.

What benefits and solutions does vasopneumatic device therapy bring?

Vasopneumatic compression is used to reduce swelling and inflammation following surgery or other injuries. Vasopneumatic device therapy has been used and recommended for:
Enhancement of fracture and soft-tissue healing
Management of edema following femoropopliteal bypass surgery
Rehabilitation for distal radial fractures
Treatment of critical limb ischemia
Treatment of peripheral arterial occlusive disease/arterial insufficiency
Treatment of restless legs syndrome
Treatment of upper extremity vascular ulcers
Treatment of sensory impairment in the upper limb following stroke

When to NOT use vasopneumatic device therapy?

Always let your doctor know the details of your medical history before starting any treatment. For vasopneumatic therapy, make sure your medical record doesn't have any of the following conditions:
  • Non-pitting chronic lymphedema
  • Known or suspected deep vein thrombosis
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Acute inflammation of the skin (erysipelas, cellulitis)
  • Uncontrolled/severe cardiac failure
  • Pulmonary edema
  • Ischemic vascular disease
  • Active metastatic diseases affecting the edematous region
  • Truncal edema or edema at the root of an extremity
  • Severe peripheral neuropathy

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