Self management of compression treatment for venous leg ulcers.
The adjustable compression device juxtacures is an effective alternative to traditional compression bandaging. Thanks to the four interlacing bands with hook and loop fasteners the donning and doffing is very fast and simple. With the help of the integrated circaid Built-In-Pressure System (BPS) the required compression range can be adjusted and measured exactly. The ability to readjust but keep the therapeutic range of compression prevents the device from sliding down. The results over the wearing period to consistent and effective compression therapy improving the condition in the underlying tissues. Studies prove that treatment with adjustable compression devices offers faster healing rates of venous leg ulcers compared to traditional compression bandaging. (1, 2)
Additionally, juxtacures offers time- and cost-savings:
- Cost reduction of wound dressings: 55.5 % (3)
- Cost reduction of compression material: 72.3 % (3)
- Reduction of nursing time: 58,7 % (3)
- Cost savings in treatment due to faster healing rates (1, 2)
Studies prove: ”adjustable compression devices represent a further advancement of compression therapy for VLUs [venous leg ulcers] treatment”.(4)
(1) Mosti G et al. Adjustable compression wrap devices are cheaper and more effective than inelastic bandages for venous leg ulcer healing. A Multicentric Italian Randomized Clinical Experience. Phlebology 2020;35(2):124-133.
(2) Stather PW et al. Review of adjustable velcro wrap devices for venous ulceration. In Wound J 2019;16(4):903-908.
(3) Elvin S. Cost efficacy of using circaid juxtacures and UCS Debridement cloths. Journal of Community Nursing 2015;29(2):62–65.
(4) Protz K et al. Comparison of handling, pressure and wearing comfort of different compression edvices for decongestion therapy. Veins and Lymphatics 2018;7:7989:137-138.
(5) O’Donnell T F et al. Management of venous leg ulcers: Clinical practice guidelinesof the Society for Vascular Surgery® and the American Venous Forum. JVS, 2014;60(2):3S - 59S.
(6) Harding K et a l. Simplifying venous leg ulcer management. Consensus recommendations. Wounds International 2015.
- Medically effective compression, palpably comfortable to wear
- Simple donning and doffing
- Improvement in quality of life: can be easily removed for personal hygiene and skin care
- Promotes everyday mobility: patients are able to wear their own shoes
- Patients are personally involved in shaping and sustaining their own treatment
- Compression is simple to set and readjust using the circaid Built-In-Pressure System
- Latex free, odour-inhibiting material with antibacterial effect
How does it work?/Mode of action
The compression system is designed to provide compression to the lower leg for patients with venous and lymphatic disorders. The device consists of a series of juxtapositioned, inelastic bands extending from the central portion of the garment. The wrap contours the leg and is designed to cover from just above the ankle bone to just below the knee.
Lower leg short
Lower leg standard
Lower leg long
- Chronic venous insufficiency
- Venous stasis ulcers
- DVT/Thrombosis Prevention
- Post sclerotherapy
- Post thrombotic syndrome
- Dependent oedema
- Varicose veins
- Severe peripheral arterial disease
- Uncontrolled Congestive Heart Failure
- Septic phlebitis
- Phlegmasia cerula dolens
- Untreated infection in the leg
- Any circumstance where increased venous and lymphatic return is undesirable
- Suspected or known untreated acute DVT