What is a pneumatic compression device?
Intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) devices are used to help prevent blood clots in the deep veins of the legs. The devices use cuffs around the legs that fill with air and squeeze your legs. This increases blood flow through the veins of your legs and helps prevent blood clots.
What is a pneumatic compressor used for?
An air compressor is a device that converts power (using an electric motor, diesel or gasoline engine, etc.) into potential energy stored in pressurized air (i.e., compressed air). By one of several methods, an air compressor forces more and more air into a storage tank, increasing the pressure.
Is leg compression therapy safe?
Compression therapy is easy, convenient, safe and painless. The therapy assists your body's cardiac system in moving the fluids from the limbs back to the circulatory system, which in turn removes the unwanted material.