Lymphedema is an accumulation of lymph fluid in the soft tissues, most often in the arms or legs. Lymph fluid is normally filtered by the lymph nodes and is then released into the bloodstream. When the nodes are obstructed, their filtering capacity is overwhelmed, causing swelling. Lymphedema is progressive in nature and worsens over time. It is important to have early detection and treatment to prevent the worsening of the condition. Left untreated, lymphedema can lead to irreversible skin changes, risk of infection (cellulitis), reduced mobility and a diminished quality of life.
Lymphedema Pump Treatment (APCD)
Consists of an air pump and garment(s) that fits over the affected extremity. The pump delivers air to the garment, creating a gentle massaging action, moving the accumulated fluid from the affected extremity back into the body, where it can be naturally eliminated. Pressure and the subsequent effectiveness of the treatment can be gradually increased as the patient becomes more tolerant.
“If it weren’t for BioTAB and the pump, I wouldn’t be able to get down and crawl with my 7-month-old son. I work 16 hour days, and it allows me the time to come home, turn on the pump and get treatment while spending time at home with my family.”
E. Hessler Brush, Colorado
“I have tried several different pumps in the past and did not get the same results as I did with BioTAB’s lymphedema pump. It’s effective and easy to use.”
K. Ellingson Loveland, Colorado
“The pump I had previously was too difficult and time consuming to use. Fastening all of its Velcro straps made it a 2-person job. My new pump from BioTAB is so easy to use, I can do it by myself and the garments material stay much cleaner. Now I am not worried whether I am setting up everything correctly and can relax and enjoy therapy.”
M. Auten Scottsdale, Arizona