Decongestive Therapy

Lymph drainage and compression therapy

In the case of painful and complicated lymphoedemas, the only recognised treatment option is Complex Physical Decongestive Therapy (CPDT), which consists of a combination of Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) and compression treatment.

This involves a special massaging technique that promotes lymphatic flow and softens up hardened tissue. Lymph therapists can move up to 500 ml of lymph and fluid per leg in one session.

Like a sponge that quickly fills up again, the lymphoedema in the fatty tissue will return immediately after the pressure is removed if the MLD is not followed up by compression treatment.

Phase 1 - Decongestion phase

In the decongestion phase the patient is initially required to wear lymphological compression bandages. 

Phase 2 - Maintenance and optimisation phase 

In phase 2 lymphological compression garments, in most cases flat knitted, need to be worn.


Juzo® ACS Light - the efficient compression therapy

Compression garments help secure the long-term success of Complex Physical Decongestive Therapy. The medical compression fabric exerts a uniform pressure on the tissue and guarantees a well defined pressure gradient. The garments are tailored to your body measurements with millimeter accuracy and come in a wide variety of styles, from calf-high stockings to pantyhose, depending on the application.

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