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ActiLymph Made to Measure (MTM) Ease

ActiLymph Made to Measure (MTM) Ease

L&R

Description

Made-to-measure garments for the lower limb. Constructed of soft-feeling fabric for greater patient comfort.

Indications

Class 1 (18–21mmHg): provides light compression and should be used for early/mild chronic oedema and lymphoedema where the oedema is light to moderate with little shape distortion. Suitable for chronic oedema, lymphoedema, lipoedema, prophylaxis, maintenance therapy, palliative use and patients who are pressure sensitive.

 

Class 2 (23–32mmHg): provides medium compression and should be used in cases of moderate to severe chronic oedema or lymphoedema where there may be some shape distortion. Can be used as part of the treatment for, and to provide maintenance therapy of, chronic oedema and lymphoedema.

Class 3 (34–46mmHg): provides strong compression and should be used for the maintenance of severe chronic oedema and lymphoedema, resistant oedema, following a DVT, where there is a history of recurring ulceration, and where lymphatic damage is considerable. Use when lower compression has failed to control return of oedema.

Contraindications

In large or irregular shaped limbs, compression hosiery may be contraindicated until the limb size and shape are suitable for a compression garment. Also contraindicated for: fragile or damaged skin, although it may be used over an appropriate dressing; patients with diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis, unless after specialist referral and under supervision, due to risk of microvascular disease; arterial disease (ischaemia), based on a vascular assessment; ABPI of <0.8 or >1.3, unless after specialist referral and under supervision and regular follow-up; congestive heart failure, as compression could lead to cardiac overload; sensory disorders of the limb (i.e., peripheral neuropathy); known sensitivity to the fabric of the hosiery

Sizes Available

Class 1 (18–21mmHg), Class 2 (23–32mmHg) and Class 3 (34–46mmHg):
Below Knee A–D;
Thigh Length A–G;
Thigh with Waist Attachment A–GT;
2 Legged Panty A–T (includes cycle style pants)

 
NB: The above garments are available with optional extras. These are priced separately. See below:

Closed toe;

Oblique toe;

Silicone band;

Slip form;
T heel ankle seam;
Full compression body part (in A–T) (only available in classes 2 and 3)

Price

Below Knee A–D: £34.26 (class 1); £35.72 (class 2); £37.89 (class 3)
Thigh Length A–G: £40.92 (class 1); £44.06 (class 2); £47.41 (class 3)
Thigh with Waist Attachment A–GT: £57.91 (class 1); £62.24 (class 2); £63.87 (class 3)
2 Legged Panty A–T (includes cycle style pants): £148.08 (class 1); £163.45 (class 2); £173.20 (class 3)


Closed toe: £1.07

Oblique toe: £6.91

Silicone band: £8.01
Slip form: £7.04
T heel ankle seam: £7.04
Full compression body part (in A–T) (only available in classes 2 and 3): £25.98

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