Compression Wraps For Lymphedema

BENEFITS OF COMPRESSION WRAPS FOR LYMPHEDEMACompression Wraps for Lymphedema

A  recent study of Adjustable Compression Wrap (ACW) garments concluded that compression wraps for lymphedema were not inferior to custom-made flat knit garments. Compression wrap garments proved they could be more advantageous in the maintenance phase of complex decongestive therapy (CDT) for lymphedema. The compression wraps prove easier to don and doff. They also showed a continuation of reduction in the limb whereas the flat knit stocking did not. Another advantage is the cost of ACW garments.They can be significantly less that of a flat knit garment. Although compression wraps may not be for everyone, they are certainly worth considering. There are several compression wrap garments on the market today, so which wrap is the right wrap for you? Let’s take a look at some of the choices! Continue reading