CircuFlow™ Lymphedema Compression

CircuFlow™ Lymphedema Compression

The CircuFlow™ Lymphedema Compression Therapy Devices are pneumatic compression therapy pumps that are designed to mimic the lymphatic system by using sequential compression to move lymphatic fluid throughout the body. Lymphedema compression pumps like those in the CircuFlow™ family can help patients tremendously by reducing painful swelling, increasing mobility, and helping them get back to living their lives.

About Lymphedema Disorders & Compression

Lymphedema is an abnormal collection of high-protein fluid just beneath the skin that causes edema, or swelling. Lymphatic fluid is normally transported out of a part of the body by lymph vessels but when those vessels become blocked, lymphedema is the painful result. Currently there is no cure but research has shown that pneumatic compression therapy pumps can help manage the symptoms of these painful lymphatic disorders. During compression therapy, the patient fastens the garments from the lymphedema compression pump around the affected area and the pump fills the garment, gently compressing the area and then deflating, mimicking the way the body works, and unblocking the trapped fluid.

Benefits of using CircuFlow™ Compression System:

  • Reduces Painful Swelling: The CircuFlow™ Compression Therapy System reduces unpleasant and uncomfortable swelling that is associated with lymphedema.
  • Increases Patient Mobility: Continued use of compression therapy allows patients the ability to move more freely unencumbered by the blocked lymphatic fluid.
  • Improves Quality of Life: With less pain and more mobility, the CircuFlow™ compression therapy system allows patients the chance to get back to their normal daily lives.
  • View Frequent Questions

    What size garments do I need?

    The most important measurement is the inseam length. Find the range that your measurement falls into and that is what size you should get. For instance, if the inseam measurement is 34 inches, you should pick a large. Then you should measure the circumference around your ankle, knee, and thigh to see if you fit the standard size, wide, or extra wide size. If your measurement is not in a range, for example 27 inches, pick the size larger than that measurement, so the correct choice would be a medium sleeve since it can accommodate up to 29 inches. Please reference the CircuFlow™ Garment Measurement Chart when deciding what sleeve is necessary.

    How long will it take my garment to inflate?

    Although each pump was designed to inflate every garment within three minutes, depending on what size garment is being used, filling times will vary.

    What if I have to end my session sooner than expected?

    All of the CircuFlow™ pumps are designed with a built in deflation cycle. To end your session, press STOP at any time and the pump will deflate the sleeve for easy removal. To further deflate the sleeve, press the STOP button again to initiate another deflation cycle. This method may be used until the garment can be taken off easily. After pressing the STOP button, the pump will not resume from its therapy from where it left off.

    What is the default setting for the CircuFlow™ 5150 and the 5200 device?

    The factory default setting for the CircuFlow™ 5150 is 40 mmHg of pressure in the first chamber, with a 60 minute treatment time and 7% gradient. The user has the option to change the pressure and treatment time settings.
    The default setting for the CircuFlow™ 5200 is 45 mmHg of pressure in the first chamber, 30 minute treatment time, 7% gradient, and 30 second cycle time. The user has the option to change the pressure, gradient, cycle time, treatment time settings, and the ability to skip a chamber if necessary.

    How do I adjust pressure and time settings on the CircuFlow™ 5150 sequential compression device?

    Although the default pressure and time is set from the factory, some adjusting may be needed based on prescriptions obtained from your physician. To adjust the CircuFlow™ 5150 for personal use, press and hold the MODE button for at least 10 seconds. This will show you the customizing options. Use the ARROWS to adjust for the desired time and pressure. To exit the customizing screen, press the MODE button twice to return to the default screen. Never change your settings without first discussing with your prescribing physician.

    Why can’t I adjust the time and pressure on the CircuFlow™ 5200 sequential compression device?

    The CircuFlow™ 5200 Lymphedema pump has a built in Lock Function that the physician and/or DME distributor can initiate so that the controls cannot be tampered with. To confirm the pump has been locked, press the knob down. If you are prompted for a password, then the machine is locked. If the machine is not locked and you still cannot change the mode, pressure, or time settings. Contact your pump distributor for more information.

Billing Codes

Pumps: E0651 (5150) E0652 (5200 and 5208)
Arm Garments: E0668
Leg Garments: E0667
Half Leg Garments: E0669