Ambulant compression therapy is also called bandaging. Here, the bandages are applied under tension, whereby pressure is exerted on the affected body part. As a result, the size decreases, wound healing is stimulated and joints are fixed or supported.
In Ambulatory Compression Therapy, extra attention is paid to optimising the muscle pump, which further promotes the functioning of the bandages.
Ambulatory compression therapy involves applying the bandage material to the affected body part with a certain degree of pressure over several days to weeks. The bandaging material will be changed 2-3 times a week, depending on the degree of oedema.
At the start of the treatment photos and size measurements will be taken to monitor the course of the treatments
The affected body part will be treated with a moisturising cream
Protruding bones are also covered with cotton wool to prevent pressure spots
The bandages are applied with the correct pressure to the affected body part
Depending on the degree of oedema, the skin therapist will change the bandage material after 2-4 days
If sufficient reduction is achieved, a therapeutic stocking will be applied to continue the achieved result
Frequently Asked Questions
Ambulatory compression therapy
Ambulatory compression therapy falls under integral oedema therapy and is subject to oedema reimbursement.If the oedema therapy is not reimbursed by your health insurer, the oedema rates as stated below will apply.
Yes, but take into account that the filling material does not get wet. There are good shower bags available for both arms and legs that keep the bandage material dry.
Depending on the degree of oedema and the progress of the treatments, a 2-4 week treatment period is envisaged. After this, the aim will be to measure for support stockings that continue the result achieved.
Ambulatory compression therapy is used in wound care to promote the wound healing process.
The skin therapist aims to apply the bandage in such a way that shoes can still be put on. However, we recommend putting on shoes that are easy to put on and/or bringing slippers with you the first time.
Fitting of aids
Special arrangements apply to the above treatments. Every health insurance company has a fixed rate for these therapies.
For chronic conditions, the first 20 treatments are covered by the additional package; from the 21st treatment onwards, the treatments are covered by the basic health insurance. If there is no supplementary insurance, the first 20 treatments are at your own expense, after which a claim can be made under the basic insurance.
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