How to choose custom lymphedema garments?
mediven® flat-knit compression comes in a multitude of compression classes and containment levels, with endless choices of fabric options, and color and pattern choices to provide the right product for each individual patient to tell each individual story. Our flat-knit products are custom made to the specific millimeter to fit each patient to their unique shape.
What flat-knit material is best for a patient?
Custom flat-knit garments are primarily used during the maintenance phase of the lymphedema treatment process when patients have transitioned from the reduction phase to a stable volume level. When making a garment selection, a clinician must consider the following therapeutic needs for the individual patient:
- Level of containment – the more robust or stiff the material, the more containment
- Patient activity – some materials and features allow for more freedom of motion during activity
- Application needs – making good style selections can influence patient compliance
The medi® clinical team has assembled various education programs for virtual and hands-on learning with several meeting continuing education requirements.
From the strongest reliable hold, to a lighter more discreet option, mediven has options for both lower and upper extremity needs, for primary and secondary lymphedema up to stage 3, and up to lipedema stage 3. Depending on each individual cases’ compression level and indication need, the right mediven flat-knit garment can be chosen for the long-term management of lymphedema. The mediven flat-knit custom products offer individualized solutions for every patient’s unique shape, delivering optimum compression and containment levels, with endless choices of colors and patterns to make your patients feel better.
What types of mediven flat-knit garments are available?
Products for lower extremity:
Products for upper extremity:
What flat-knit colors and styles are available?
The mediven flat-knit family of products contain an array of vibrant color choices, sophisticated, patterned Design and Fashion-Elements, and even Swarovski® crystal additions that can add a pop of flair to any outfit. Wearing flat-knit compression for health reasons doesn’t mean patients need to sacrifice style.
Standard colors available:
Design and Fashion-Elements:
This unique collection of patterns and colors perfectly complement any wardrobe. You can mix and match for any 550 leg or cosy 450 style!
Design-Elements: These patterns can be incorporated into most custom garments in any standard or trend color, with specific patterns available for lower and upper extremities.
For lower extremities in the 550 and cosy 450 leg:
For upper extremities in the mondi 350 and 550 arm:
Brilliant colors: From standard to trend, medi has up to 11 color varieties to match any desire!
All of the flat-knit product lines, from lower to upper, can be enhanced with sparkling crystals on request. The applications are placed on the stockings at the ankle and placed at the upper or lower arm for upper extremities.
Are there technology features in flat-knit products?
mediven flat-knit products feature unique elements to help with therapy, functionality and compliance, providing all-over comfort for even the most challenging of problem areas.
Knitting Marks & Functional Zones:
medi® has a special knitting pattern that creates a softer fabric, with a functional zone that provides even more wearing comfort due to its expansion during movement in areas of flexion like the knee, elbow and toe regions.
Anti-slip silicone dots:
With no seams, the anti-slip silicone dot features allow for improved stretch of the garment.
Providing optimum fit and a better grip, medi’s oblique borders give unimpeded lymph drainage without circular constriction to prevent migration.
This feature allows for ease of application and added comfort in troublesome areas that become irritated with direct contact with the garment.
This fabric enhancement provides additional support for small lobes and ankles to help with decongestion around the malleolus.
medi lymph pads can be designed into the garment to help decongest fibrotic tissue and other challenging areas that may need more therapy.