Compression

From seniors to diabetic customers to those undergoing cancer treatment or wound care, compression products are essential. Compression can also be used by patients with various venous disorders, such as varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis and varicosities. However, despite the many uses and clear need for compression, few insurance providers fund compression items, and Medicare funding for compression is extremely limited. Because of the coverage gap, compression presents an important cash category for HME providers and pharmacies.

According to the research and consulting firm GlobalData, the compression market is expected to grow to $3.4 billion in 2019, up from $2.4 billion in 2014. GlobalData also finds that U.S. compression market will grow from $1 billion in 2012 to $1.6 billion in 2019. HME is positioned to be a key part of this market growth. Many of the people who already frequent HME stores and pharmacies for other HME equipment, such as diabetic customers and seniors, are a ready-made group of compression customers that providers can tap into. And since compression transactions will be conducted mostly on a retail basis, providers and pharmacies have the opportunity to increase their revenue.

By offering compression products, providers and pharmacies are able to provide higher-quality, custom-fit and style-forward products that better suit individual customers, but to take full advantage of this opportunity, providers should be strategic about their merchandise. Here is a look at some recent compression items on the market:


Sigvaris Inc.

Performance Sleeves

Performance Sleeves

Three new performance sleeves for spring

SIGVARIS Performance Sleeves are now available in the U.S. market in three dynamic new shades: steel blue, blood orange and limeade. Used by physicians, fitness experts, athletic trainers and active adults worldwide, the sleeves are designed to help improve circulation and reduce vibrations on muscles during a workout, and flush out lactic acid after a workout. The sleeves are measured at the ankle and calf for an accurate fit and provide 20-30mmHg of medical-grade graduated compression. The sleeves also come in white, blue, lime, pink, purple, red, steel blue, blood orange, limeade and black.

  • (800) 322-7744

Sigvaris Inc.

Inelastic Compression Wraps

Inelastic Compression Wraps

Compression measurement system for inelastic wraps

Sigvaris now offers three inelastic compression wraps that include a one-of-a-kind initial pressure measurement system that not only allows clinicians to prescribe a compression level for their patients, but also, allow patients to easily set the correct initial compression level as 20–30mmHg, 30–40mmHg or 40–50mmHg when they put the garment on. Color pressure ranges are clearly marked for ease of use and the tab can also be trimmed, so that patients can set the pressure in place by feel rather than sight, making it easy to use for patients who have a limited range of motion.

  • (800) 322-7744

Arion North America Inc

Magnide Kids

Magnide Kids

Device helps kids, parents maintain compression compliance

Donning and doffing compression stockings can pose a tricky problem with which both parents and children must contend on a daily basis. That difficulty often has a direct effect on therapy compliance. The Magnide Kids aims to alleviate the problems experienced when donning closed toe compression stockings for children. Made from very smooth material that has been treated with a special coating ,the Magnide Kids significantly reduces friction to minimize the physical strain putting on compression stockings for both parents and kids alike.

  • 866-95-ARION

Sigvaris Inc.

Midtown Microfiber

Midtown Microfiber

Microfiber line makes it easy for men to focus on health

For men who wear graduated compression daily, MIDTOWN MICROFIBER is the perfect combination of comfort, therapeutic relief and durability. It is constructed from an extremely fine, breathable microfiber nylon that makes it comfortable all day, every day. The variety of styles and options provides men with the ability to wear the compression level they need to help manage varicose veins, leg pain and leg swelling, and also, keeps them looking great. The complete MIDTOWN MICROFIBER line is available in 15–20mmHg, 20–30mmHg and 30–40mmHg. The line comes in socks, socks with a grip-top (for men with large calf muscles or slim legs), and thigh-highs (featuring a top band that appears like socks when worn with pants).

  • (800) 322-7744

Sigvaris Inc.

Anti-Embolism Stockings

Anti-Embolism Stockings

Stockings Prevent DVTs Post-Surgery

  • Anti-embolism stockings to help prevent a deep vein thrombosis (DVT or blood clot) during bed rest and provide the benefits of graduated compression when transitioning from recovery to early rehabilitation.
  • Available in both calf-length and thigh-high styles with an open toe design that allows for easy inspection of the feet, while an anatomical foot design makes it easy to wear these stockings with shoes when transitioning from the bed to physical therapy.
  • The latex-free stockings feature 18–23mmHg of graduated compression and a comfortable top band that stays in place.
  • (800) 322-7744

medi USA

Mediven for Women Vitality

Mediven for Women Vitality

Stylish Compression for Women

  • Mediven for Women Vitality provides a casual compression with a stylish yet subtle herringbone pattern, but is still engineered to provide comfortable, day-long compression.
  • Vitality is designed with revolutionary mediGrip technology, a light, knitted silicone band that provides added security without compromising comfort.
  • The ClimaFresh system, which inhibits odor-causing bacterial growth, helps patients keep feeling fresh all day.
  • (800) 449-4440

Juzo Inc.

Signature Collection

Signature Collection

Juzo Offers Compression Garments with Style

Juzo’s Signature Collection includes print leggings that give customers the benefits of compression while letting them make a fashion statement. Styles include compression knee highs, thigh highs, leggings, pantyhose, arm sleeves and gauntlets. Tie dye and black tie dye are available in the Soft & Dynamic lines.

  • (800) 222-4999

SAI Therapeutic Brands

TRUFORM

TRUFORM

New Stockings Have Therapeutic Graduated Compression

TRUFORM has released a 15-20 mmHg graduated compression stocking as part of its popular medical wear segment. The stockings feature a soft top and knitted-in, defined heel for comfort, durability and proper fit. The open toe-style lets you wear open-toe footwear while permitting easy inspection of the feet by the caregiver. The closed-toe style has a more natural stocking feel. The stockings are suitable for both men and women and color options are basic neutrals for all-occasion wear.

  • (800) 888-0458

Sigvaris Inc.

Microfiber Shades

Microfiber Shades

Shades Line of Compression Socks Gets New Colors

Sigvaris has launched two new additions to its Microfiber Shades line: navy heather and graphite heather socks, to broaden its lineup of fashionable compression stockings. The SHADES line is aimed at customers who need to wear graduated compression every day but want more fun, playful socks to add a pop of color to their wardrobe. In addition to the new colors, the Microfiber Shades Line is available in pink stripe, onyx stripe, graphite stripe, dark navy stripe in the 15-20mmHg compression level. The pink stripe, onyx stripe and dark navy stripe are also available in the 20-30mmHg compression level.

  • (800) 322-7744

Sigvaris Inc.

Microfiber Shades Line

Microfiber Shades Line

SIGVARIS Expands Popular Microfiber Shades Line

SIGVARIS has launched several new additions to its graduated compression product Microfiber Shades line, which providers everyday compression that’s also attractive and fun, which is ideal for new users of compression. The line will be available in four striped patterns including dark navy, pink, onyx and graphite* in 15-20mmHg and 20-30mmHg (*15-20mmHg only). For clients who need to wear graduated compression every day, but want more fun, playful socks to add a pop of color to their wardrobe, these socks deliver.

  • (800) 322-7744

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