The Gradient System
Next to manual lymphatic drainage, intermittent pneumatic compression has been fi rmly integrated into up-todate physical decongestion therapy. Its effectiveness is demonstrated and documented in numerous studies.
The 12-chamber system lympha-mat® GRADIENT has been established and successful for many years. It is known worldwide for its pneumatic pressurization with the gradient principle, and for its overlapping air chamber system integrated in the treatment sleeves. lympha-mat® GRADIENT is suited for all kinds of limb oedema, having its focal point in the treatment of lip-oedema, lymphatic oedema and mixed forms – in clinical,
ambulant and domestic fields.
This gradient treatment pressure generates a physiologically effective pressure gradient whereby the fluid mobilised by the pressure built up in the overlapping chambers can disperse unhindered and without return flow. A significantly minimized pressure at the sleeve’s end relieves the adjacent drainage area and is highly positive on lymphatic oedema.
The concept of gradient intermittent compression is a result of extensive medical research. It was developed following the manufacturing of compression stockings and thrombosis stockings. The air chambers have hand’s breath and overlap at 50%. In combination with gradient pressure they prevent interchanging flowing which has an unphysiological strain on the valves, and effectively promote the venous and lymphatic reflux. The tissue is decongested, metabolism and gas exchange are significantly improved.