Features

Varimed® Lymphoedema Armsleeves are designed according to “RAL-GZ 387/2 Medical Compression Armsleeve” standard. Lymphoedema armsleeves that are produced as two types; lymphoedema armsleeve without hand (CG) and lymphoedema armsleeve with hand (AG) have a measurement system which encloses wide measurement range. Having double-covered yarn enables an excellent elasticity, long time use, easily wearing and removing the armsleeves and perfectly wrapping the arms. Allergic effects on the skin have been decreased in minimum since our all raw materials are having Oeko-Tex certificate.  The classification of Varimed® Lymphoedema Armsleeves is defined by pressure produced by armsleeve, measured at the wrist. Varimed®Lymphoedema Armsleeves have graduated profile with maximum compression at the wrist, decreasing towards the shoulder and ensures physiological lymph flow.

Indications

–          The treatment of congenital lymphoedema and acquired lymphoedema,

–          For the arms which may become prone to swelling after removal of a cancerous breast and associated lymph nodes,

–          Postoperative and post-traumatic oedema of the upper limbs,

–          Incidental trauma such as burns and lacerations,

 

Contraindications

–          Pronounced or unreduced lymphoedema,

–          Infections within the limbs,

–          Inflammation,

–          Insensate extremities,

–          Skin irritation,

 

Compression Threatment in Lymphedema

Lymphoedema is swelling caused by interference with the normal drainage of lymph back in to the blood.

Rarely, lymphoedema is obvious at birth. More often, it appears later in life from either congenital or acquired causes.

Congenital lymphoedema results from having so few lymphatic vessels that they can’t handle all the lymph. The problem almost always affects the legs; rarely, it affects the arms. Women are much more likely than men to have congenital lymphoedema.

Acquired lymphoedema is more common than congenital lymphoedema. It typically appears after major surgical treatment, especially after cancer treatment in which lymph nodes and lymphatic vessels are removed or irritated with x-rays. For example, the arm may become prone to swelling after removal of a cancerous breast and associated lymph nodes. Scarring of repeatedly infected lymphatic vessels also may cause lymphoedema, but this is very uncommon except in infection by the tropical parasite Filaria.

In acquired lymphoedema, the skin looks healthy but it is puffy or swollen. In rare instances, the swollen limb is extremely large and the skin is so thick and ridged that it looks almost like elephant skin (elephantiasis).

Lymphoedema has no cure. For people with mild lymphoedema, medical compression sleeves or stockings can reduce the swelling.

Compression plays an important part in the treatment of lymphoedema in the hand, arm, leg or elswhere.

Lymphoedema Armsleeves increase the pressure on the tissue layers in the arm to improve lymphatic drainage from the regional lymph nodes. This prevents renewed swelling (reoedematisation) of the extremity and stabilizes the results of previous treatment.

Tables

Product Codes and Descriptions

Ccl I LIGHT COMPRESSION LYMPHOEDEMA ARMSLEEVES (18 – 21 mmHg)

CODE PRODUCT
511 Light Compression Lymphoedema Armsleeve without Hand (CG)
512 Light Compression Lymphoedema Armsleeve with Hand (AG)
513 Light Compression Lymphoedema Armsleeve without Hand and Shouldercap, Belt (CGH)
514 Light Compression Lymphoedema Armsleeve with Hand and Shouldercap, Belt (AGH)

Ccl II MEDIUM COMPRESSION LYMPHOEDEMA ARMSLEEVES (23 – 32 mmHg)

CODE PRODUCT
521 Medium Compression Lymphoedema Armsleeve without Hand (CG)
522 Medium Compression Lymphoedema Armsleeve with Hand (AG)
523 Medium Compression Lymphoedema Armsleeve without Hand and Shouldercap, Belt (CGH)
524 Medium Compression Lymphoedema Armsleeve with Hand and Shouldercap, Belt (AGH)

 

Size Table

SIZE (cm)

Circumference

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

VII

cA

15-16

16-19

18-21

20-23

22-25

24-27

26-29

cC

12-13

13-15

15-17

17-19

19-21

21-23

23-25

cD

16-21

20-24

23-27

26-30

28-33

31-36

34-39

cE

17-22

20-26

23-29

26-32

29-35

32-38

35-41

cG

19-25

22-29

25-32

29-36

33-40

37-44

41-48

 

 

 

 

Length (cm)

Short

Normal

C-G

Up to 44 (short<44)

Over 44 cm (normal>44)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choosing the size: To choose the exact size of Varimed® Lymphoedema Armsleeves it is sufficient to determine the sizes of wrist (cC), elbow (cE), topmost part of the arm (cG) and length of arm (l G). Further measurements are provided to verify the size of the armsleeve. You can choose the suitable size from the measurements in the table. Do not use the armsleeve in case of patient’s whole arm measurements do not correspond to sizes indicated in table.

 

 

 

Product Images

 

                                                  
Lymphedema Armsleeve Without Hand (CG)                   Lymphedema Armsleeve With Hand (AG)