The Flexitouch system is an advanced intermittent pneumatic compression device (lymphedema pump) used by tens of thousands of patients to self-manage lymphedema and nonhealing venous leg ulcers.
Numerous garment and program options to meet each patient’s unique treatment needs.
Numerous clinical studies showing achievement of major clinical benefits and cost savings.
Adjustable garments to adequately fit the unique anatomical contours of each patient, providing a targeted, individualized treatment.
Clinically proven to stimulate the lymphatic system and redirect fluid to healthy regions of the body.
Designed to improve compliance and patient satisfaction.
Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Dermatology1
reduction in cellulitis episodes2a
reduction in physical therapy visits2b
reduction in inpatient hospitalizations2b
reduction in overall cost of lymphedema-related care2a
reduction in outpatient hospital visits2b
of patients reported satisfaction with flexitouch3
1. Karaca-Mandic P, Hirsch AT, Rockson SG, Ridner SH. The cutaneous, net clinical, and health economic benefits of advanced pneumatic compression devices in patients with lymphedema. JAMA Dermatol. 2015;151(11):1187–1193. The study analyzed upper and lower extremity lymphedema patients with cancer related (1A) and non-cancer related lymphedema (1B) treated with the Flexitouch System. The study evaluated use of the Flexitouch System as a tool for the treatment of lymphedema. The study documented a reduction in the rate of cellulitis episodes following use of the Flexitouch System for the treatment of lymphedema. The Flexitouch System is not used for nor intended for use to treat cellulitis.
2. Muluk SC, Hirsch AT, Tafe EC. Pneumatic Compression Device Treatment of Lower Extremity Lymphedema Elicits Improved Limb Volume and Patient-reported Outcomes. EJVES. 2013; Vol. 46(4): 480–487.
How it Works
The Flexitouch system moves lymph fluid to reduce swelling.
The system features a programmable controller unit with seventeen different treatment programs. When activated, the air chambers inflate and deflate sequentially, creating a wave-like motion that directs lymph fluid from areas of impaired lymphatic function toward healthy regions of the body where it can be absorbed and processed. Inflation lasts just a few seconds per chamber.
Watch these simple guided video tutorials for instructions and tips on how to most effectively use the Flexitouch system.
Operating the Flexitouch System
Applying the Upper Extremity Garment Set
Applying the Trunk-Thigh and Calf-Foot Lower Extremity Garments
Applying the Lower Extremity Garment Set
Applying the Head and Neck Garment Set
Janie Finn is a successful businesswoman who lives a very active life. And when she found out she has lymphedema, she was determined not to let it slow her down.
Melvin’s physicians were not quite sure why his legs began to swell beyond control. But once lymphedema was mentioned as the cause, Melvin took control and never looked back.
OTR, CHT, Lead OT
North Carolina VA, Asheville, NC
Now that the Flexitouch is listed on the Federal Supply Schedule, I am able to offer this option to my veteran patients with chronic edema. The Flexitouch device is able to provide superior in-home management of chronic edema. My patients that have received the Flexitouch have had remarkable outcomes and are very satisfied and comfortable with using the device at home.”
Nancy A. Hutchison
Medical Director for Cancer Rehabilitation and Lymphedema
Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute and Virginia Piper Cancer Institute, Minneapolis, MN
I find the Flexitouch to be very beneficial for my patients with lymphedema who cannot maintain a stable volume reduction. The Flexitouch gives them an effective tool to use in their homes to manage their lymphedema successfully.”