Compression bandaging, although effective in reducing edema, does have its drawbacks. The application of bandages is time-consuming and requires skill. Furthermore, wearing bandages can negatively impact a person’s quality of life. Bandages can be uncomfortable and time-consuming. Moreover, hygiene can also be problematic, resulting in low compliance.
A DIFFERENT WAY TO BANDAGE
Realizing some of the issues patients and therapists had with bandaging, CircAid created a new way to achieve these results. They invented the Circaid Reduction Kits.
CircAid Reduction Kit Lower Leg combines all the benefits of inelastic compression with the advantages of a custom garment. The customizable reduction kit system is trimmed to fit in the clinic. Therefore, it can be adaptable to your patient’s unique needs. Designed for acute drainage phase lymphedema management, patients enjoy the liberating nature of an inelastic garment system they can remove for routine hygiene and re-apply themselves without the aid of a caregiver or clinician. They will never want to go back to bandaging!
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In the initial case study of the reduction kit, 79% of the patients stated they would continue to use the product to help maintain their condition. Seventy percent described the Reduction Kit for Lower Leg as excellent. By the end of the trial, clinicians’ view of the reduction kit improved from the initial evaluation, with 85% rating it as “excellent.” Finally, 67% of clinicians gave the Reduction Kit Lower Leg an excellent rating for its ability to control edema and improve the patient’s skin.
CIRCAID REDUCTION KIT LOWER LEG
The CircAid Reduction Kit Lower Leg is a high-quality, effective option for managing lymphedema. Lower Leg Reduction Kit has underliners and a shelf strap for challenging areas. A footpiece with a lower leg kit should be ordered to meet the patient’s needs. A CircAid Anklet with an additional PAC Band is one option. Another good choice might be a Medi Under Sock, which compresses the foot and ankle while the rest of the sock acts like a liner underneath the Reduction Kit.
If you need coverage for the entire leg, you will also want to get a Reduction Kit for Knee and a Reduction Kit for Upper Leg. Therapists have also successfully used EdemaWear on the Upper leg with a Reduction Kit on the Lower Leg.
If measurements do not fit into the Reduction Kit Lower Leg, a Reduction Kit Upper Leg can be used instead.