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Pneumatic medicine is the use of non-invasive, painless, dynamic pneumatic compression to treat venous insufficiency, non-healing wounds and chronic dermal disruption-type ulceration, lymphedema, or other peripheral vascular disorders. The core component of pneumatic medicine is the NormaTec Pulse Technology inflation-deflation pattern, which is a major technological improvement that goes well beyond simple intermittent compression.

The NormaTec Via Series uses a dynamic compression pattern to disengorge tissue and improve circulation. Three critical concepts, borrowed from normal physiology, all contribute to the effectiveness:

  • Pulsing compression simulates the “muscle pump” of the limb
  • Gradient directionality of flow occurring in the venous and lymphatic one-way valves
  • Effective movement of fluids as seen in peristalsis

While pneumatic compression devices have been on the market for 40+ years, only the NormaTec Via Series uses the patented NormaTec Pulse Technology which mimics the principles found in normal physiology to improve venous and lymphatic flow. The NormaTec Via Series is also engineered for ease of use, with simple digital controls and a remarkably lightweight and portable design, which make treatments extremely convenient for patients.

FDA indications for the NormaTec Via Series include the treatment of venous insufficiency, chronic wounds/chronic dermal disruption-type ulceration, acquired lymphedema (secondary to cancer and also following trauma, inflammation, surgery, and/ or radiation treatment), post-mastectomy lymphedema, congenital (or primary) lymphedema, as well as other edematous conditions. Additionally, it is indicated for the prevention of deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

Most patients use the NormaTec Via compression therapy system daily. Treatment times can be set as long or as short as needed, but most conditions benefit from session times between 30 minutes and 1 hour per day.

The NormaTec Via Series is contraindicated for patients with: acute deep vein thrombosis; severe atherosclerosis or other ischemic vascular diseases; suspect or known acute deep vein thrombosis; severe congestive cardiac failure; existing pulmonary edema; existing pulmonary embolism; extreme deformity of the limbs; any local skin or tissue condition which the garments would interfere with such as gangrene, untreated or infected wounds, recent skin graft, and dermatitis; known presence of malignancy in the legs; limb infections, including cellulitis, that have not received antibiotic coverage; presence of lymphangiosarcoma.

Yes. Most health insurance policies including Medicare and HMOs routinely cover the NormaTec Via Series for approved diagnoses (excluding deductibles, co-pays, and co-insurances, if any).

It is easy to prescribe the NormaTec Via Series for patients. Simply reach out to our specialized team by calling 800.335.0960 ext. 150, or fax the Order Form and supporting office notes to NormaTec at 866.292.2579.

Once we receive the appropriate documentation and insurance approval, we will ship the NormaTec Via Series to the patient. After it has been delivered, our specialized team will call the patient to assist in setting up their new compression therapy system. We will answer any questions they have and make recommendations to maximize patient compliance and clinical outcomes.

Call NormaTec at 800.335.0960 ext. 150 and a member of our specialized team will be pleased to answer any questions you or your patients may have.

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If you still have questions or would like more information about pneumatic compression and the NormaTec Via Series, please call us at 800.335.0960 ext. 150 or use the contact form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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