Compression Management Services is a supplier of the Bio-Compression Systems Sequential Circulator (known as a SCD). Gradient, sequential compression devices,  provides a fluent massage that mimics manual lymphatic drainage (MLD). Appliances from Bio-Compression Systems incorporate a unique design consisting of up to 16 chambers that provide a gentle and effective therapy without gaps or backflow. 

Indications:

  • Primary lymphedema
  • Secondary Lymphedema
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Venous stasis ulcers
  • Dysfunction of the muscle pump

Contraindications:

Sequential pneumatic compression therapy systems are not recommended in the presence of any of the following conditions:

  • Known or suspected deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism
  • During the inflammatory phlebitis process
  • Acute infection of the affected limb
  • Decompensated cardiac failure/congestive heart failure
  • Severe arteriosclerosis or other ischemic vascular disease
  • Any circumstance where increased venous and lymphatic return is undesirable

Precautions:

Due to the movement of fluids in the body when using this system, be careful with patients having heart disease.

The abdominal area should not be treated during pregnancy.  If a garment that includes an abdominal section is to be used during pregnancy, the air cells over the abdomen must be disconnected prior to use.



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