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Sequential contraction compression therapy raises foot temperatures in patients with peripheral arterial disease

Authors Rosenblum J, Gimmelreich D, Rosenblum S

Received 16 June 2016

Accepted for publication 15 August 2016

Published 22 September 2016 Volume 2016:4 Pages 39—43


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Rahmi Oklu

Jonathan Rosenblum,1 Dimitry Gimmelreich,2 Sean Rosenblum3

Diabetic Foot Service, Department of Orthopedics, 2Department of Vascular Surgery, Shaarei Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel; 3Lodi, NJ, USA

Sequential contraction compression therapy has been found to have a positive effect on numerous vascular conditions. The authors report the results of a pilot study looking at the effect of a sequential contraction compression device (SCCD) on patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). The authors evaluated ten patients with moderate PAD and treated them with one session of sequential contraction compression therapy. The primary outcome measure was a change in temperature of the foot. The authors found that there was a significant change in the foot temperatures during the treatment, which was somewhat maintained after the treatment. The results of the study indicate that there may be a place for SCCD in the treatment of PAD and that further research must be performed to validate this treatment.

Keywords: peripheral arterial disease, treatment, compression therapy

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