What is Lymphoedema?
“Oedema” means swelling due to fluid accumulation. Lymphoedema sleeves are required post-mastectomy if the lymphatic nodes have been removed.
Lymphoedema is a build-up of lymph in the fatty tissues under the skin. This leads to swelling in the arms. Secondary lymphoedema is seen in cancer patients where lymph nodes are removed along with the tumour. It is estimated that about 30% of women undergoing breast cancer treatment will develop lymphoedema. Lymphoedema may develop immediately after surgery (short-term lymphoedema) or even after many months (long-term).
How can Lymphoedema Stockings help
Comprezon Lymphoedema Stockings and Sleeves help to:
- Stop (the flow of lymphatic fluid from torn lymph vessels)
- Soften fibrosis (which is a hardening of the limb with resulting restriction of circulatory flow)
- Reduce lymphatic fluid accumulation (by forcing a flow through the limb)
Lymphoedema sleeves apply pressure to the arm to keep lymphatic fluid flowing in the right direction up the arm. Sleeves are tighter at the wrist and looser up the arm. This creates a pressure gradient to help the flow of lymph upwards.
Why is Comprezon the best choice in Lymphoedema Stockings?
Comprezon Lymphoedema Sleeves are made in India since 2003 using specialised German machinery and imported yarns.
- Comprezon provides ACCURATE and GRADUATED compression. Other “stockings” manufactured in India are either “stitched” or “ tubular garments”. These cannot provide graduated and accurate compression. Graduated compression that is essential to ensure blood flows back up the leg. Incorrect pressure gradients may result in worsening the patient’s condition
- Made to European standards
- Provides international quality at almost half the price (MRP) of imported stockings.
- Uses imported technical yarns to ensure quality, durability and skin friendliness
- Unlike cheap lookalikes, Comprezon retains its pressure gradient over many months of use
- Available throughout the country via 2000 distributors
- Well-trained field staff throughout the country to answer any questions you may have
Indications for use
- Post-mastectomy, post-traumatic or post-operative oedema and lymphoedema cases
Class 2(23 -32mmHg): Mild Lymphoedema
It is recommended to have two sets of sleeves so that one set can be washed while the other is being used. Typically, sleeves need to be replaced every 6 months as they lose elasticity with constant wear.
It is advised not to use creams or moisturisers on the arm before wearing the sleeve because the chemicals in such creams can damage the fibres.
Comprezon Lymphoedema Stockings and Sleeves are available only in Class 2 (23-32 mmHg pressure).
Class 2 is usually prescribed for Mild Lymphoedema.
Comprezon Lymphoedema Sleeves are available in the following styles:
- AG (Arm Sleeve with hand)
- AGH (Arm Sleeve with hand + shoulder cap + belt)
- CG (Arm Sleeve without hand)
- CGH (Arm Sleeve without hand + shoulder cap + belt)
Instructions for Use
- Turn sleeve inside out upto the wrist region
- Put the hand into the reversed portion and insert the thumb through the thumb hole
- Pull the remaining portion of the sleeve up the hand
- Smoothen out the wrinkles with gentle upward motion of the hand
- Bring the elastic strap across your back and secure it with the hook and loop closures in the front