Patent Number: 6,254,554

Title: Compression sleeve for treating lymphedema

Abstract: A compression sleeve for treating lymphedema is provided. The compression sleeve is comprised of an outer inelastic fabric layer and an inner flexible sheet padding layer. A plurality of tightening straps are laterally disposed in vertical succession along an exterior side of the sleeve to independently apply circumferential pressure along the length of the sleeve. The sleeve is able to apply a consistent gradient pressure from a distal part of the limb to a proximal end of the limb to help squeeze excess lymph from the limb. The inner padding layer is comprised of a high density foam material provided in a thin, continuous surface, flat sheet and has a high degree of firmness capable of evenly distributing the pressure generated by the tightening straps to prevent pockets of swelling within the sleeve. The compression sleeve can be configured for use with both arms and legs.

Inventors: Turtzo; Craig H. (Clearwater, FL)

Assignee: MEDassist-OP, Inc.

International Classification: A61F 13/08 (20060101); A61F 13/06 (20060101); A61H 23/04 (20060101); A61H 019/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018