Beyond a convenient, easy to apply solution for DVT prophylaxis, the ImPad™ rigid sole foot covers feature elements to help address patient comfort and satisfaction in an effort to help improve compliance.
Beyond a clinically proven solution for DVT prophylaxis, the A-V Impulse™ foot compression system is indicated for acute swelling reduction and circulation enhancement — providing the physician with a single solution for proven outcomes with the clinician and patient in mind.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
Beyond a comfortable solution for DVT prophylaxis, the A-V Impulse™ foot compression system helps improve outcomes through swelling reduction and improved mobility.1,2,6,8,9,10,11,12,13
Mimics the natural hemodynamic action of normal ambulation14
The natural sequence of physical venous flow
With every step, the plantar arch is flattened, causing the venous plexus to empty. This action sends a column of blood up to the heart, allowing plexus to refill.
A-V Impulse™ Foot Compression System mimics physical venous flow
The A-V Impulse™ ImPad™ Rigid Sole Foot Cover features a hard rigid sole designed to contain and direct the impulse directly to the bottom of the foot. This action mimics the hemodynamic effect of ambulation by flattening the plantar plexus and completely evacuating blood from the bottom of the foot.14
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