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Lymphedema can be debilitating and can lead to serious skin infections and wounds.

Chronic swelling in the lower body can be a challenge to diagnose because there are many potential causes. If the cause is lymphedema, it can also be difficult to manage because there currently is no “simple fix,” such as a pill to take. In the absence of appropriate treatment, lymphedema can cause skin infections, like cellulitis, permanent internal scarring (fibrosis) and other serious skin changes or wounds.

As with any chronic, progressive condition, early intervention and practical tools for daily management create the best results.

Lower Body Lymphedema Treatment


Flexitouch Plus provides comfortable, effective, at-home treatments designed to help patients with chronic swelling get back to their lives.

The Flexitouch Plus system moves lymph fluid to reduce swelling. It is clinically proven to stimulate the lymphatic system, enhance quality of life and reduce episodes of cellulitis.3

Flexitouch Plus helps patients self-manage their lymphedema, chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) and nonhealing venous leg ulcers with:

Consistent: High patient satisfaction encourages ongoing use and better outcomes.

Comfortable: Garments are made of soft, comfortable fabric.

Clinically Proven: Clinical evidence shows that Flexitouch is proven to work better than self-manual lymphatic drainage (MLD), basic pumps or standard therapy with self-care alone.3

Convenient: Garments are designed for ease of use, and even the ability to treat both legs at the same time.

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Flexitouch® Plus

for Lower Body

Empowering patients to self-manage their lymphedema, venous insufficiency and nonhealing venous leg ulcers from home helps improve outcomes and quality of life.4, 5

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for Lower Body

A simple, effective solution, ideal for patients with impaired mobility, dexterity and cognition or as required by insurance.

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  • Karen L. Herbst

    PhD, MD

    “Many, many of my patients love their pump. They use them in the morning, at night…and feel very lucky.”

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1. Dean S, Valenti E, Hock K, Leffler J, Compston A, Abraham W. The Clinical Characteristics of Lower Extremity Lymphedema in 440 Patients. Jour of Vasc Surg: Venous & Lymph Disorders. ePublished Feb 2020.
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2. Muluk SC, Hirsch AT, Tafe EC. Pneumatic Compression Device Treatment of Lower Extremity Lymphedema Elicits Improved Limb Volume and Patient-reported Outcomes. EJVES. 2013; Vol. 46(4): 480–487.

3. Fife C, Davey S, Maus E, et al. A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Two Types of Pneumatic Compression for Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema Treatment in the Home. Supportive Care Cancer. Dec;20(12):3279-86 2012.

4. Muluk SC, Hirsch AT, Tafe EC. Pneumatic Compression Device Treatment of Lower Extremity Lymphedema Elicits Improved Limb Volume and Patient-reported Outcomes. EJVES. 2013; Vol. 46(4): 480–487.

5. Adams, KE, Rasmussen JC, Darne C, et al. Direct Evidence of Lymphatic Function Improvement After Advanced Pneumatic Compression Device Treatment of Lymphedema. Biomedical Optics Express. 2010; Vol. 1(1): 114–125.

6. Karaca-Mandic P, Hirsch AT, Rockson SG, et al. The Cutaneous, Net Clinical, and Health Economic Benefits of Advanced Pneumatic Compression Devices in Patients With Lymphedema. JAMA Dermatol. 2015;151(11):1187–1193.

7. Muluk SC, Hirsch AT, Tafe EC. Pneumatic Compression Device Treatment of Lower Extremity Lymphedema Elicits Improved Limb Volume and Patient-Reported Outcomes. EJVES. 2013; Vol. 46(4): 480–487.

8. Adams, KE, Rasmussen JC, Darne C, et al. Direct Evidence of Lymphatic Function Improvement After Advanced Pneumatic Compression Device Treatment of Lymphedema. Biomedical Optics Express. 2010; Vol. 1(1): 114–125.

9. Blumberg S, Berland T, Rockman C, Mussa F, Brooks A, Cayne N, Maldonado T. Flexitouch – Pneumatic Compression Improves Quality of Life in Patients with Lower-Extremity Lymphedema. Annals of Vascular Surgery. 2015; Vol. 29(4): 628-629.

10. Ridner S., McMahon E., et al. Home Based Lymphedema Treatment in Patients With and Without Cancer-Related Lymphedema. Oncology Nursing Forum. 2008; Vol. 35(4): 671–680.

11. Lerman M, Gaebler J, Hoy S, Izhakoff J, Gullett L, Niecko T, Karaca-Mandic P, O’Donnel T, Rockson S. Flexitouch Advanced Pneumatic Compression Device Reduces Phlebolymphedema Healthcare Costs Compared to Other Treatment Modalities. Journal of Vascular Surgery. June 2018.

12. Fife C, Davey S, Maus E, Guilliod R, Mayrovitz H. A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Two Types of Pneumatic Compression for Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema Treatment in the Home. Supportive Care in Cancer 2012.