Patent Number: 6,966,884

Title: Lymphedema treatment system

Abstract: A method of body manipulation in furtherance of treating lymphedema is provided. A wrap, adapted to fit about a body extremity and having a trunk region, and limb regions, and a plurality of compartments distributed throughout the regions, is provided and applied to the body extremity. Each of the compartments of the plurality of compartments are capable of selective pressurization and depressurization. The body extremity is prepared for receipt of lymph fluid via a first pressurization and depressurization sequence of select compartments within select regions of the regions of the wrap, and lymph fluid is drained from the body extremity via a second pressurization and depressurization sequence of select compartments within select regions of the regions of the wrap, whereby the lymphatic system is stimulated so as to promote readsorption of pooled lymph fluid within surrounding tissue.

Inventors: Waldridge; Irene A. (Shakopee, MN), McKee; Eric L. (East Bethel, MN)

Assignee: Tactile Systems Technology, Inc.

International Classification: A61H 23/04 (20060101); A61H 023/04 ()

Expiration Date: 1/22/02018