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ActiLymph Indications

ActiLymph compression hosiery from L&R ( formerly Activa Healthcare ) designed for the treatment of chronic oedema and lymphoedema

Indications for use:

ActiLymph® 18-21mmHg – European Class 1 FP10/GP10 - Provides light compression and should be used for early/mild chronic oedema, lymphoedema - where the oedema is light to moderate with little shape distortion. ls also suitable for chronic oedema, lymphoedema, lipoedema, prophylaxis, maintenance therapy, palliative use and patients who are pressure sensitive.

ActiLymph® 23-32mmHg - European Class 2 FP10/GP10 - Provides medium compression and should be used in cases of moderate to severe chronic oedema or lymphoedema.

ActiLymph® Class 2 hosiery can be used as part of the treatment for, and to provide maintenance therapy of chronic oedema and lymphoedema.

ActiLymph® 34-46mmHg - European Class 3 FP10/GP10 - Provides strong compression and should be used for severe chronic oedema and lymphoedema. However, there should be only slight or minor limb shape distortion.

For large or irregular shaped limbs, compression bandaging may be indicated until the limb size and shape is suitable for a compression garment

Contraindications:

  • Arterial disease (ischaemia) according to vascular assessment
  • Current acute inflammatory episode
  • Acute deep vein thrombosis
  • Patients with diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis unless after specialist referral and under supervision, due to risk of microvascular disease
  • Congestive heart failure, as compression could lead to cardiac overload
  • Sensory disorders of the limb i.e. peripheral neuropathy
  • Known sensitivity to the fabric

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