Kristin Osborn, Exclusive Supplier for Reid Sleeve Compression Garments

 

 

Replacing old style bandaging

Cutting edge technology

Superior product like no other

 

 

Lymphoedema, going, going, gone!

 

 

How It Works

This is the only technology specifically designed to apply effective pressure to the skin, subcutaneous tissue and connective tissue of the deep dermis (the areas where the Oedema can accumulate and where fibrosis can build up). That is why the high and low pressure exerted by our products is such an effective method for treating Lymphoedema.

 

 

The technology works by applying high and low pressure points to the affected area. The high points force excess fluid into the area of low points, forming channels for which the lymphatic fluid can be removed naturally through the lymphatic and venous system. Flat compression garments constricts the affected area, often causing the lymphatic system to obstruct further.

(Please see images below of restrictions and damage caused by conventional compression garments)

This concept is so unique that it was awarded a patent by the U.S., Canadian and Australian Governments.

The red dots on the images below are the highs and lows, (negative and positive pressure), made from the inner lining reducing the fibrous, thickened tissue and creating lymph channels for the fluid to move through easily.

 

Reid Sleeve Compression Garments

Arm plus Hand Gauntlet Garment

Arm plus Hand Gauntlet Garment

Full Leg Garment

Boot Garment

How to measure your limbs.

Arm Garment plus Hand Gauntlet

Circumference of the wrist, just above the elbow and upper arm, from fingertips to under the arm on the inner side.

Half Leg and Full Leg Garment

Circumference of the ankle, thickest part of the calf and from the ankle bone to just below the knee.

Circumference of the ankle, thickest part of the calf and thigh and from the ankle bone to the groin on the inner side.

Foot/Boot Garment

Circumference of the widest part of the foot and ankle.

 

 

Half Leg Garment

Half Leg plus Boot Garment

Indications for Use

  • Lymphoedema of arms, legs and feet
  • Lipoedema
  • Oedema/Swelling - from the heart, kidneys or lungs not functioning properly
  • Post traumatic and scar damage to limbs
  • Pre and Post Surgical - knee and hip replacements, cancer surgery and cosmetic surgery - liposuction
  • Prevention and healing of ulcers
  • Prevention of infection, (cellulitis), to the limbs
  • Varicose Veins
  • Post Sclera-therapy & Thrombotic Syndrome
  • Preventing Thrombosis
  • Diabetics
  • Wheel Chair bound patients

What the garments do

Reduces the size of the limb/s and pauses any further progression of Lymphoedema and Lipoedema

  • Replaces old style bandaging
  • Breaks down thickened, fibrous, hardened, scarred tissue on the limb/s
  • Fully adjustable compression, (can be tightened when the limb reduces in size)
  • Cannot tourniquet and cut off circulation, (particularly in the upper arms, elbows, ankles and behind the knees)
  • Easy to put on and off, slides on and off
  • Health fund rebates apply
  • Prevents further damage to limb/s which is caused by re-current cellulitis and leg ulcers and assists in healing the limb/s, not just compressing, which no other garments can perform
  • The garments have a long life expectancy of up to 20 years
  • Creates independence for patients living alone
  • Reduces pain in the limb/s significantly

 

 

These garments are second to none, Gold Standard and World Class

 

Case Study 1

81 Yr Female - Patient started using Reid Sleeve Lower Limb Garment 3/10/12 due to heavy swelling, recurrent cellulitis infection and a 5cm leg ulcer that wouldn't heal for over 8 months. She couldn't walk or go upstairs unaided and her pain threshold was an 8 out of 10.

Her Limbs Measured:

Right Ankle 23cm Right Calf 40cm
Left Ankle 20cm Left Calf 35cm

Solely using the Lower Leg Reid Sleeve Compression Garment, alternating between limbs she returned to the clinic on 17/10/12. She had no pain, was able to walk and go upstairs unaided, her leg ulcer was completely healed.

Her Limbs Measured:

Right Ankle 17cm Right Calf 30cm
Left Ankle 18cm Left Calf 29cm

 


Case Study 2

26 Yr Male, Chronic Diabetic, had multiple cellulitis attacks and could not wear shoes, inhibiting exercise.

His Limbs Measured:

Feet 32cm Ankles 34cm Calves 43cm

Solely utilising the Boot and Lower Leg Reid Sleeve Compression Garment within a 2 week follow-up consult the measurements recorded were:

Feet 23cm Ankles 25cm Calves 30.5cm

8 Months on the patient has had no cellulits attacks, can wear normal shoes and is able to walk for exercise.  He legs today are normal.

 


Case Study 3

3 Yr Female Initially saw me in 2008 for a consult. Returned 2013 with a Frozen Shoulder.

Her Limbs Measured:

Wrist 20.5cm Forearm 33cm
Elbow 35.5cm Upper Axilla 31cm

Solely using the Arm plus Hand Gauntlet Reid Sleeve Compression Garment for 3 months her limbs measured:

Wrist 16.5cm Forearm 31.5cm
Elbow 31cm Upper Axilla 29cm