The inelastic compression alternative
medi offers the most comprehensive line of compression garments for all individual needs – this includes circaid, a full line of inelastic alternative compression garments – the alternative to short stretch and multi-layer bandage systems.
circaid provides measurable and instantly adjustable inelastic compression for venous and lymphatic disorders during day and night use. circaid garments promote self-management and thus an increased patient compliance as well as an improved quality of life.
What makes circaid different
Most are unaware that giraffes have venous pressures of more than 250 mmHg at their ankles - three times more than humans. Why is that important?
Inspired by nature, circaid has incorporated this concept into its inelastic products, designing the "perfect alternative" to traditional compression therapy. The first patented circaid legging (short for circulation aid) was inspired by a giraffe’s inelastic skin – this core technology would evolve into all future circaid products.
circaid products enable patient engagement earlier in the treatment of venous diseases and improve compliance with compression therapy. circaid products empower patients now and provide:
- Cost effective alternatives to traditional bandaging
- Safer and simpler treatment compared to bandaging
- Self-management technologies to improve patient compliance
circaid®'s built-in pressure system™ (BPS) - patented technology
graduated compression profile from the ankle up the leg or from the wrist to the upper arm.
The user-friendly design of the built-in pressure system™ (BPS™) guide card enables patients to achieve the necessary compression ranges for the treatment and management of chronic venous disease and lymphedema.
With the BPS™ guide card, patients are able to set their prescribed compression range while donning their garment and readjust during the day as needed. Therefore, the appropriate compression range is ensured throughout the period of wear.
circaid has a comprehensive product line with many inelastic, adjustable products for venous, lymphatic and wound care applications, featuring both ready-to-wear and custom fit options. No matter the condition, circaid has a solution for every patient.
medi Lymphedema Therapy Concept
The medi lymphedema therapy concept is a new approach in the treatment of lymphedema. It combines the decongestion phase and the transition phase with the maintenance phase and provides the right products for every stage of treatment.
This simplifies and accelerates the entire patient management process.
Phase 1: Decongestion
The adjustable, inelastic compression of the circaid reduction kit makes it possible to offer the patient a medi product already in the decongestion. The components can be mixed with unique foot pieces and hand pieces to create a solution that drives decongestion and enables patient participation from the first day. The patient is empowered to continue the therapy at home which improves overall outcomes.
The adjustable circaid reduction kit products encourage patient empowerment. Patients can independently apply the reduction kit components, instilling a level of independence not possible with bandages.
Phase 2: Transition
The circaid juxtafit can be worn in the transition phase to optimize the result of reduction. Following intensive therapy, some patients may benefit from a transition phase, where results achieved during the decongestion phase can be optimized before moving on to the maintenance phase.
The transition period may be helpful to:
- maximize the effects of intensive therapy and stabilize fluctuations in swelling to an individually acceptable level
- prevent rebound swelling on transfer to compression hosiery
- evaluate long-term maintenance strategies
- support and facilitate self-management
- reduce practitioner input
Phase 3: Maintenance
During the maintenance phase, patients with lymphedema normally wear flat-knitted compression stockings or an inelastic circaid compression wrap, such as a the circaid juxtafit or the circaid graduate. The circaid graduate is a custom-made, padded device to be worn at night, which maintains the outcome of decongestion even when the patient sleeps. So, patients with lymphedema can be cared for around the clock with medi products.
medi’s lymph therapy concept offers the necessary flexibility and variety of products for this and all three phases.
I feel better is a promise with medi
As the #1 manufacturer of medical compression garments in the world, family-run for over 90 years, with over 65 years of experience in medical compression technology, our innovative circaid line of compression alternative wraps allow for patient self-management, crucial for compliance and a continued sense of freedom and independence throughout a patient’s life.