ACTitouch User Guide & Indications

Indications for Use

  • Enhancing venous return
  • Reducing venous leg ulcer healing time
  • Treatment of chronic venous insufficiency
  • Reducing edema due to venous stasis
  • Treatment for lymphedema
  • Treatment and promotion of healing in stasis dermatitis and venous stasis ulcers


  • Ankle brachial pressure index of less than 0.8
  • Pulmonary edema
  • Leg gangrene
  • Acute thrombophlebitis
  • Decompensated/congestive cardiac failure
  • Severe arteriosclerosis or other ischemic vascular disease
  • Diabetes in association with peripheral arterial disease
  • Acute infections of the skin, such as cellulitis
  • Any lower limb malignancy
  • Diagnosed or suspected acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism

Traveling with your ACTitouch System

Patients may travel with any device that is medically necessary and can go through the x-ray screening process.  Tactile Medical recommends patients traveling with their device do the following:

  • Carry on their controller and power cord. Specifically, ACTitouch® operates using a lithium battery, which should not be placed in checked luggage.  Patients may pack any garments/sleeves in their checked luggage.
  • Bring their user guide and prescription card with them to better help explain what the device does to a TSA agent.
  • Take the controller out of the carry on, as is done with a laptop.
  • Be prepared to turn the device on and show a TSA agent how the device works, if asked to do so.


Additional Helpful Information:

  • The device will operate from 100 – 240 volts, 50/60 Hz, working nearly anywhere in the world without the need for a transformer or voltage converted.  If traveling outside the U.S., a plug adapter may be necessary, and can be purchased at a retail store.  Tactile Medical does not supply plug adapters.
  • Websites such as, or the equivalent agency in your destination country may be able to give your more information.
  • The following FDA website links show our products have been cleared to market in the U.S.:
  • If you have any additional questions, please contact Tactile Medical at 866.435.3948.

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