I am the only CLT in the acute setting at our hospital. I see patients 450-900lbs that are “stuck” in the hospital from the size of their legs with lymphedema. My current patient has stage 4 lipo-lymphedema. The patient is smart and motivated and kind.
I had previously won a circaid® lower leg reduction kit and decided to trial it on the patient. The velcro compression the reduction kits provide works so well on lipedema due to the pain/decreased tolerance— we can easily loosen and tighten straps as needed (vs having to rewrap if using short stretch bandages).
It also is so easy to place on a bed ridden patient by being only one piece (we roll to place then lay on top and tadaaa). medi® circaid® reduction kits for larger legs in the hospital are an awesome product.