Lymphedema is localized fluid retention and tissue swelling when the lymphatic system is compromised. It cannot be cured and the new pumps approved by the FDA with the CircuFlow devices can help treat and stimulate the correct amount of fluid to avoid build up and infection. The sleeves release air in the sleeves to stimulate which is good news for those with secondary instances related to breast cancer. BD
Devon Medical Products, a manufacturer and distributor of creative, safe, and cost-effective medical devices, today announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance to market its CircuFlow 5100 and 5200 Sequential Pump models that treat venous insufficiency and lymphedema. Devon Medical
Secondary lymphedema can be caused by cancer and cancer treatment surgeries that damage lymph vessels or require the removal of lymph nodes, such as with breast, prostate or testicular, head and neck, bladder or colon cancers. According to the Lymphedema Awareness Foundation (LAF), 15% to 20% of breast cancer related lymphedema in the U.S. has been determined by the American Cancer Society (ACS).