Chronic wounds plague more than three million Americans. Even more troubling is that these wounds may persist for months and even years without any healing or sign of improvement. The problem is not the wound, but rather its underlying cause. This is why, in chronic cases, simply treating the wound will not resolve the issue.
A wound resists healing for three basic reasons:
- Circulation issues, which impede fresh, oxygenated blood from reaching the wound bed
- Infection (such as cellulitis), which destroys collagen prior to new tissue growth
- Edema, which flushes the wound bed of the collagen needed to promote new tissue growth
By decreasing edema and increasing the flow of oxygenated blood to the wound site, Lympha Press® therapy has been proven to prevent reoccurring wounds and to improve the healing rate by 30% - 50% for conditions such as stasis ulcers, blisters and seepage of lymphatic fluid.
Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) occurs when valves in veins function inadequately. Instead of keeping blood flowing toward the heart, blood remains in the affected limb and is not cleaned and oxygenated.
Because pneumatic compression pump therapy replicates the action of healthy vascular function by moving used blood out of the affected area and promoting the return of fresh blood, it is one of the most effective methods for treating CVI and its subsequent symptoms.