Compression

There are two must-haves for providers specializing in compression: a wide range of custom product options for customers and product expertise that can guide a patient toward the right sock or sleeve. A balanced combination of the two will bring in lifelong customers whose reorders can help an HME provider survive rough waters, including the tight economic times during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Because the compression market caters to both patients with chronic conditions and people who work long hours on their feet, there are many opportunities for providers to connect with customers through a wide range of products and services. Patient populations typically seeking compression include diabetics, lymphedema patients and elderly people with venous diseases. In addition, workers and athletes are seeking lighter compression hosiery and sleeves so they can boost circulation in their extremities and diminish swelling.

This burgeoning customer base explains why providers must consistently update their compression garment offerings with a variety of sizes, colors and styles. Beyond focusing on expanding retail sales, providers should also look to develop their expertise through compression fitter classes and online training with manufacturers so patients keep coming back for more products that give them consistent results.

Providers also have the opportunity to try new technology options that measure customers with minimal contact involved – a potentially crucial tool during an era where close contact with vulnerable patients may not be possible for months to come. To learn more about the latest products and services available on the compression market, read the sampling provided below.


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Katy T compression shirt

Katy T

The Katy T (Style 918) is a compression T shirt designed to provide additional compression for relief from axillary swelling. It is constructed of a double layer of fabric for comfortable compression. Pockets are sewn into the chest wall and the inside of the upper arm for placement of chip pads, swell spots or foam. Keep those items in place with a pocket. Great for travel, sleeping and active wear.


    Sigvaris Inc.

    Comprefit Standard Calf & Foot

    Comprefit Standard Calf & Foot

    Lower limb garment strap system offers high range of adjustability for custom fit

    • Compression system for foot and calf comes with garment strap system that gives it high range of adjustability for accurate fit.
    • Overlapping bands mimic bandaging technique that allows for fluctuations in limb fluid volume.
    • Back spin of garment provides support and ensures firm, secure fit.
    • (800) 322-7744

    Juzo Inc.

    SoftCompress Arm Liner

    SoftCompress Arm Liner

    Liner serves as treatment aid for edema, prevents soft tissue fibrosis

    • Liners worn under bandages, compression wraps or garments can be used as effective treatment aid for edema.
    • Vertically stitched foam channels create differences in pressure, promoting lymph drainage and preventing soft tissue fibrosis.
    • Has machine washable material and saves time when applying bandaging.
    • (800) 222-4999

    ITA-MED Co.

    ITA-MED Style H-500 Anti-Embolism Thigh Highs

    ITA-MED Style H-500 Anti-Embolism Thigh Highs

    Anti-embolism stockings manage symptoms for post-operation, elderly patients

    • Light compression anti-embolism stockings help manage symptoms for bedridden patients undergoing surgical operations, particularly in elderly, neurological or polytraumatized patients.
    • Reduce possibility of venous stasis, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
    • Made with soft, gentle microfiber material makes for daily comfortable wear.
    • (888) 948-2633

    Dr. Comfort

    Merry-Jane Diabetic Support Sock

    Merry-Jane Diabetic Support Sock

    Diabetic socks feature nano bamboo charcoal fiber padding for comfort

    • Company specializing in diabetic footwear sells wide variety of socks for men and women’s preferences, specifically catering to styles like no-show and dress socks.
    • Nano bamboo charcoal fiber padding included in heel and forefoot for maximum comfort.
    • Y toe gores eliminates bunching, with ankle socks providing light arch support and durable cuff in variety of colors.
    • (877) 352-7833

    Alex Orthopedic

    Opaque Knee High for Him & Her Socks

    Opaque Knee High for Him & Her Socks

    Distinct 'his and hers' styles available for wide range of compression patients

    • Manufacturer offers distinct styles of socks for compression customers: Alex For Him, Alex For Him & Her, and Alex For Her.
    • Styles range from thigh-high and pantyhose to knee-high and trouser socks with compression ranges from 15-20 MmHg to 30-40 MmHg.
    • Accessories can include SockAid, which helps patients put on socks and stockings without bending over.
    • (972) 641-9680

    medi USA

    medi vision

    medi vision

    Custom fitting software minimizes contact, ensures accurate fit

    • Software blends digital scanning, encryption and B2B technologies to create first fully integrated patient measuring experience.
    • Minimal contact custom fitting process eliminates pulling and prodding of tape measurements and is fully mobile.
    • Ordering garments is made easier with 3-D image created during consultation.
    • (800) 633-6334

    Sigvaris Inc.

    EVERSHEER

    EVERSHEER

    EVERSHEER combines fashion and compression

    Compression hosiery does not typically go well with business or formal dress. EVERSHEER, however, offers medical graduated compression hosiery that is both fashionable and comfortable. EVERSHEER comes in seven different colors: Dark Navy, Natural, Sun Tan, Café, Mocha, Nightshade and Black. New colors Toasted Almond and Warm Sand will be available in September. This hosiery is ideally suited for pre- and post- vein treatment with minimal edema patients who prefer fashionable options.

    • (800) 322-7744

    Juzo Inc.

    Juzo Compression Wrap

    Juzo Compression Wrap

    Compression wrap gives versatile options

    • Features short stretch for greater resistance against muscle contraction.
    • Gap resistant with special notches to resist gapping and bulk.
    • Removable hook fastener makes the wrap safe for machine washing and drying and makes it reversible by moving hook and loop fastener to the opposite side of the garment.
    • (800) 222-4999

    ITA-MED Co.

    GABRIALLA Style PMS-805 Post-mastectomy Compression Arm Sleeve

    GABRIALLA Style PMS-805 Post-mastectomy Compression Arm Sleeve

    Sleeve helps post-mastectomy patients heal

    • Doctors recommend graduated compression to promote faster healing post-mastectomy.
    • Fits the right or left hand and arm, providing a firm compression of 20-30 mmHg.
    • Provides coverage from palm to shoulder and includes a shoulder strap for better support and increased comfort.
    • (888) 948-2633

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