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Benefits of Compression

Improves swelling
Limits the shape and size of tissue
Increases local tissue Temp

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How does compression improve venous and lymphatic circulation

Milks fluid form distal to proximal
Limits the outflow of vessels
Limits pooling

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How does compression improve tissue temperature

Acts like a jacket

4

Clinical indications for compression

Edema
Deep vein thrombosis
Venous stasis ulcer
Shaping of limb after amputation
Control scaring

5

Intervention to improve edema

Muscle pumping (ankle pumps, quad sets)

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Benefits of compression with lymphedema

Returns excess fluid to blood

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What are some impairments caused by edema

Loss of ROM
Functional limitation
Pain

8

Signs of chronic edema

Itching
Brown Skin
Pigmentation of skin

9

How does compression help deep vein thrombosis

Improves venous flow
Reduces pooling
Inhibits blood clots

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How does compression help venous stasis ulcers

Improves venous circulation
Decreases edema
Increases oxygen in tissues

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Contraindications for Compression

Heart failure
Pulmonary edema
Obstructed venous or lymphatic system
Severe arterial disease
Acute fractures

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Parameters for compression pump upper extremity

90/30on off
30-60 pressure
2-3 hours

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Parameters for compression pump lower extremity

90/30 on off
40-80 pressure
2-3 hours