The Flexitouch Plus system is the only pneumatic compression device clinically proven to stimulate the lymphatic system1. This advanced intermittent pneumatic compression device (lymphedema pump) gives patients a comfortable and convenient way to self-manage lymphedema and nonhealing venous leg ulcers.
Allows the patient to treat both legs at once and save overall patient treatment time.
Numerous garment and program options to meet each patient’s unique treatment needs.
Adjustable, easy to put on and take off, garments that fit the unique anatomical contours of each patient, providing a targeted, individualized treatment.
Numerous clinical studies showing achievement of major clinical benefits and cost savings.
Save up to 3 treatment programs and easily access each program from the large 7″ color display.
Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Dermatology2
1. Adams KE, Rasmussen JC, Darne C, Tan I, Aldrich MB, Marshall MV, Fife CE, Maus EA, Smith LA, Guilliod R, Hoy S, Sevic-Muraca EM. Direct evidence of lymphatic function improvement after advanced pneumatic compression device treatment of lymphedema. Biomedical Optics Express. August 2010 (Vol 1/No 1).
2. Karaca-Mandic P, Hirsch AT, Rockson SG, Ridner SH. The cutaneous, net clinical, and health economic benefits of advanced pneumatic compression devices in patients with lymphedema. JAMA Dermatol. 2015;151(11):1187–1193. The study analyzed upper and lower extremity lymphedema patients with cancer related (2A) and non-cancer related lymphedema (2B) treated with the Flexitouch System. The study evaluated use of the Flexitouch System as a tool for the treatment of lymphedema. The study documented a reduction in the rate of cellulitis episodes following use of the Flexitouch System for the treatment of lymphedema. The Flexitouch System is not used for nor intended for use to treat cellulitis.
3. 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.
How it Works
The Flexitouch Plus system moves lymph fluid to reduce swelling.
The system features a programmable controller unit with numerous program options to meet individual patient needs. When activated, the air chambers sequentially inflate and deflate, creating a wave-like motion that directs lymph fluid from areas of impaired lymphatic function toward healthy regions of the body where it can be absorbed and processed naturally. Inflation lasts just a few seconds per chamber. Only one chamber is fully inflated at any one point in time, providing a treatment sequence and duration similar to manual therapy.
Operating the Controller Unit
Janie Finn is a successful businesswoman who lives a very active life. And when she found out she has lymphedema, she was determined not to let it slow her down.
Melvin’s physicians were not quite sure why his legs began to swell beyond control. But once lymphedema was mentioned as the cause, Melvin took control and never looked back.
OTR, CHT, Lead OT
North Carolina VA, Asheville, NC
Now that the Flexitouch is listed on the Federal Supply Schedule, I am able to offer this option to my veteran patients with chronic edema. The Flexitouch device is able to provide superior in-home management of chronic edema. My patients that have received the Flexitouch have had remarkable outcomes and are very satisfied and comfortable with using the device at home.”
Nancy A. Hutchison
Medical Director for Cancer Rehabilitation and Lymphedema
Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute and Virginia Piper Cancer Institute, Minneapolis, MN
I find the Flexitouch to be very beneficial for my patients with lymphedema who cannot maintain a stable volume reduction. The Flexitouch gives them an effective tool to use in their homes to manage their lymphedema successfully.”