What is Compression sleeve?

Category: Equipment

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Compression sleeves have long been used to treat lymphedema. They are elasticized sleeves, customized to the arm that can be used on their own or with manual lymphatic drainage or mechanical drainage.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 2 1
Atrophy of left leg muscles 1 0
Inflammation 1 0
Joint pain 1 0
Lymphedema 1 1

Show all 9 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Compression sleeve

Side effect Patients
Bruising 1
Circulation problems 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Compression sleeve

Dosage Patients
6hours as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Compression sleeve

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 1
See 1 patient who's stopped using Compression sleeve

Duration

Currently using Compression sleeve

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 3
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped using Compression sleeve

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 1
Not specified 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Compression sleeve.