March 2004 Edition
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New Products Announcements
The OptiFlow® RM
The ReidSleeve Classic has helped thousands of patients overcome lymphedema. The ReidSleeve Classic is a custom made garment used at night, replacing bandaging. Peninsula Medical is now offering standard sizing in the OptiFlow RM. Standard sizing eliminates the lengthy lead times often associated with custom garments. Additionally, the cost is significantly lower with standard sizes and makes the OptiFlowRM more affordable for patients with limited or no insurance coverage.
Bandages and wraps can be very useful, but do have some limitations. First, bandages and wraps are often difficult to apply properly and consistently. Second, the pressure applied may encircle, constrict, and/or obstruct normal lymphatic and venous flow. The OptiFlow RM helps overcome to these problems. This unique system provides effective and comfortable compression therapy for lymphedema patients.
Cooler and Lighter Weight
The OptiFlow RM is also an effective complement to Complex Decongestive Therapy (CDT). The OptiFlow RM can help the patient effectively maintain their edema reduction achieved through CDT.
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The ReidSleeve Classic has helped thousands of patients overcome lymphedema. As these patients achieved control of their lymphedema, we sought for a lighter and cooler sleeve to provide therapeutic maintenance. The OptiFlow products achieve this objective. To take this a step further, The Opera was developed to offer a yet lighter and slimmer product. The custom unit construction provides a consistent snug fit and adjustable compression is obtained by the outer PowerSleeve. The PowerSleeve comes in several levels of compression, allowing the patient to adjust the pressure to the ideal level.
The foam insert provides both high and low pressure points. This patented design concept provides variable tissue pressure, maximizing compression while minimizing the obstruction of normal lymphatic flow. With older technologies, the pressure applied encircled and constricted normal lymphatic and venous flow. This unique system provides effective, comfortable compressive therapy for lymphedema.
Many patients have mild lymphedema and do not require the full therapeutic compression provided by the ReidSleeve Classic. For these patients, The OptiFlow products are ideal. The Opera provides the same Tissue Gradient Technology of the ReidSleeve Classic and the other OptiFlow products, but does so in a lighter and slimmer design. Despite the fact that it is light and easy to use, many patients report significant reductions in their edema as a result of the use of The Opera. Therefore, if your lymphedema is mild, The Opera may be the ideal solution for your condition.
The Opera is also an effective compliment to CDT (complex decongestive therapy). The Opera can help the patient effectively maintain the edema reduction achieved through decongestive massage. Many therapists are now recommending the use of The Opera during periods between CDT.
To find out more go here.