The "space suit" we are talking about here is not a real space suit, which is also called "air pressure therapy". Most of you may not have heard of it, let's have a view of the "space suit".
So what is air pressure therapy?
Air pressure therapy is to repeatedly inflate and deflate multi-chamber airbags in order to form a circulatory pressure on the limbs and tissues. Meantime, squeeze from the distal end to the proximal end of the limbs evenly and orderly. Its funcation can be listed blow: promote the flow of blood & lymph and Improve circulation; accelerate the return of limb tissue fluid; prevent the formation of thrombus; prevent limb edema, and can directly or indirectly treat many diseases related to blood lymphatic circulation.
Who are suitable for air pressure therapy？
1. Patients with cerebral hemorrhage or sequelae of cerebral infarction who need to stay in bed for a long time. The prevention of deep vein thrombosis of the lower extremities is particularly obvious for above patients.
2. Patients with venous stasis ulcer of lower extremities.
3. For complex regional pain syndrome, such as nerve reflex edema and limb edema caused by hemiplegia after cerebrovascular accident.
4. For lymphatic reflux disorders.
Contraindications to Air Pressure Therapy
1. Patients with recent venous thrombosis.
2. Those with bleeding tendency, congestive heart failure, pulmonary edema or severe lower extremity edema, pulmonary embolism or thrombophlebitis.
3. Severe arteriosclerosis or stenosis of the blood vessels of the lower extremities, other ischemic vascular diseases and severe deformities of the lower extremities.
4. Local abnormalities of the lower extremities. (eg, leg wound, infection, dermatitis, gangrene, recent skin graft)