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The Importance of Compliance in Compression Therapy

Importance of Compliance in Compression Therapy
 

Chronic venous insufficiency is a common condition that causes lower leg edema, which can dramatically reduce mobility and increase discomfort, swelling, and pain. Venous leg ulcers (VLUs) may form, with potentially serious complications and diminished quality of life.

Compression therapy is key to edema management and VLU healing; however, patient compliance with standard compression devices is challenging. Compression garments can be uncomfortable and difficult to use properly. Non-compliance leads to longer healing times and increased recurrence of VLUs. EXTREMIT-EASE® Compression Garment, produced by AMERX Health Care Corp, addresses these challenges. It is effective and comfortable to wear, and it allows greater air flow than traditional compression garments.

This guide provides a helpful and practical overview of chronic venous insufficiency, VLUs, and compression therapy. Comparisons of the leading compression devices in terms of comfort, airflow, and ease of application are especially useful for wound care professionals whose patients would benefit from compression therapy to manage edema and facilitate wound healing.

This white paper covers the following topics:

Epidemiology and pathophysiology of chronic venous insufficiency and VLUs
Rationale for compression therapy
Issues affecting patient compliance with compression
Proper application of compression therapy garments
Comparisons of available compression therapy devices
EXTREMIT-EASE® Compression Garment

This paper is written for wound care clinicians and purchasing directors with an interest in product solutions.

Sponsored by AMERX Health Care Corp.

Chronic venous insufficiency is a common condition that causes lower leg edema, which can dramatically reduce mobility and increase discomfort, swelling, and pain. Venous leg ulcers (VLUs) may form, with potentially serious complications and diminished quality of life.

Compression therapy is key to edema management and VLU healing; however, patient compliance with standard compression devices is challenging. Compression garments can be uncomfortable and difficult to use properly. Non-compliance leads to longer healing times and increased recurrence of VLUs. EXTREMIT-EASE® Compression Garment, produced by AMERX Health Care Corp, addresses these challenges. It is effective and comfortable to wear, and it allows greater air flow than traditional compression garments.

This guide provides a helpful and practical overview of chronic venous insufficiency, VLUs, and compression therapy. Comparisons of the leading compression devices in terms of comfort, airflow, and ease of application are especially useful for wound care professionals whose patients would benefit from compression therapy to manage edema and facilitate wound healing.

This white paper covers the following topics:

Epidemiology and pathophysiology of chronic venous insufficiency and VLUs
Rationale for compression therapy
Issues affecting patient compliance with compression
Proper application of compression therapy garments
Comparisons of available compression therapy devices
EXTREMIT-EASE® Compression Garment

This paper is written for wound care clinicians and purchasing directors with an interest in product solutions.

Sponsored by AMERX Health Care Corp.

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