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Vasopneumatic Compression

Vasopneumatic Compression

Vasopneumatic compression is used to reduce swelling and inflammation in the upper or lower extremities following surgery or other injury. Typically, a boot or sleeve is used to cover the injured limb. The boot or sleeve is then filled with air by a small compressor thus causing compression of the limb. Compression is maintained a set period of time and then released.

Elevation is commonly used in conjunction with vasopneumatic compression.