Reduce Swelling and Improve Circulation

Physician recommends compression pumps to his patients.

Board-certified internist Fariborz Delbakhsh, MD, treats a full range of medical conditions at his Summerfield practice, Delcare. Among the most common are persistent leg edema, lymphedema and venous disease. Standard treatments for painful limb swelling, common to all these conditions, never completely resolved the problem, which challenged the doctor.

Photo by Michelle Brooks.

Dr. Delbakhsh uses the
compression pumps in
combination with his medical care.

“For patients with these disorders, I generally recommend compression stockings, optimize their water and electrolyte balance, and prescribe diuretics,” elaborates Dr. Delbakhsh. “Many times, I noticed their swelling did not get better, and it was frustrating. Then, I found out about Acute Wound Care and the compression pumps they offer.”
Acute Wound Care is an in-home, fully accredited home medical equipment provider specializing in hospital-grade compression devices and specialty wound care dressings. The compression pumps are prescription devices and are approved by Medicare and covered by many commercial insurers.
“Our compression pumps remove fluid that has accumulated in the legs or arms,” describes Alyssa Parker, certified compression therapist with Acute Wound Care. “The pump’s limb-sized sleeves gently massage the limb, draining any excess fluid back into the body’s circulatory system so it can be naturally eliminated. Compression pumps increase circulation in the affected limbs while alleviating many painful symptoms.”
“I noticed that after using these pumps, my patients had significant improvement in terms of diminished fluid retention in their legs,” relates Dr. Delbakhsh. “The swelling improved, as did the venous blood flow, wound healing, pain and overall mobility.”

Assisting Circulation

Alyssa agrees that patients with lymphedema, venous disease and other conditions leading to poor circulation had few options beyond the standard therapies for limb swelling. That’s a treatment hole Acute Wound Care’s compression pumps fill. The safe and painless pumps not only reduce fluid retention in the limbs, they also improve overall blood flow.
Compression Pump photo courtesy of Acute Wound Care“The pumps assist circulation by contracting the leg muscles, assisting blood flow back toward the heart,” explains Alyssa. “There, the blood is collected, sent to the lungs to be oxygenated and then returned to the body’s organs and tissues. To aid blood flow, the pumps have multiple chambers. Each chamber fills up with air, from the foot to the groin. Then, each chamber releases, and the pattern repeats in a rhythmic fashion.
“In addition to the circulation boost, many patients will see a noticeable difference in the swelling and in the size of their limbs after their first forty-five-minute pumping session.”
Acute Wound Care is proud of its hands-on approach to patient care. Not only does a compression therapist go to patients’ homes to set up the equipment and instruct them on how to use it, they also adjust the pump’s pressure level to the patients’ comfort.
“When we go out to the homes, we set the pressure based on the severity of the condition and the physician’s prescription,” notes Alyssa. “We then adjust it so the patients are comfortable and will actually meet the requirements of the treatment and so they get great results.”

Experienced Confidence

Dr. Delbakhsh reports he’s been recommending Acute Wound Care’s compression pumps to his patients for more than a year and getting great results.
“I encourage my patients to use the pumps to reduce limb swelling and improve circulation,” he confirms. “The compression pumps are great, safe, noninvasive devices I use to supplement the medical treatment of my patients.

“The compression pumps are great, safe, noninvasive devices I use to supplement the medical treatment of my patients.” – Dr. Delbakhsh

“I have gotten feedback from my patients, and they agree the devices and the outcomes are positive. Acute Wound Care does a great job of following up, so we are all very pleased with them and their product.”
The doctor says he is so satisfied with Acute Wound Care, he endorses them and their compression devices to physicians as well.
“I’m thrilled with Acute Wound Care and their pumps, and recommend other physicians try them, too. They help doctors improve their quality of care and the quality of their patients’ lives.”

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