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

Contraindications

  • Ankle brachial pressure index (ABI) of less than 0.6 or ankle systolic pressure less than 60 mmHg
  • Diagnosed or suspected acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism
  • 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
  • Pulmonary edema

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 www.tsa.gov, 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.: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/cdrh_docs/pdf13/K131193.pdf
  • If you have any additional questions, please contact Tactile Medical at 866.435.3948.

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