Compression garments from medi for the treatment of oedema
Flat knit medical compression garments are disease-modifying treatment for lipoedema and lymphoedema of the arms and legs. Their aim is to prevent renewed "tissue congestion", for example, after lymphatic drainage.
Use of compression garments in the treatment of lipoedema and lymphoedema
Lymphoedema is an increase in the volume of the affected part of the body caused by an accumulation of fluid in the tissues. It develops as a result of an impaired lymph vessel system that is no longer able to transport sufficient fluid away. Lymphoedema is often a consequence of another disease. For example, it can develop after cancer surgery with the removal of lymph nodes. However, it can also develop secondary to heart failure, kidney failure or cirrhosis of the liver. Medicines such as cortisone can also contribute to the development of lymphoedema.
Doctors prescribe medical compression garments for treating lip- and lymphoedema, which are then fitted at the medical retailer. Since the treatment of lipoedema and lymphoedema is highly individual, the garments are mostly made to measure.
For patients with lipoedema and lymphoedema who also have a bunion of the big toe - so-called hallux valgus – there is the mediven 550 Leg with its hallux pressure-relief zone. The patient can choose from various modern colours. Fashionable highlights and sophisticated details such as the toecap or the comfort heel round off the product.