The NormaTec Via Series in Action
I was diagnosed with melanoma in the fall of 2011. I had a total of five surgeries and ultimately had all of my lymph nodes dissected from my groin in March of 2012. I was left with significant lymphedema in my left leg. The pain and swelling almost cost me my career. From the first treatment with NormaTec there was a profound difference in my leg. In the first two weeks the circumference of my leg was down over 2 ½ inches. Most importantly the pain in my leg was almost completely gone. The second greatest effect was that for the first time in over a year I could sleep through the night. Today my legs are almost the same size and friends and family can genuinely tell the difference.
Amy S., RN —Reno, NV
Lower limb lymphedema after lymph node dissection.
Lower limb back to normal after regular use of NormaTec.
This patient is a 75 year old female who presented at a major wound care center in Texas with bilateral lower extremity venous insufficiency and multiple ulcerations. Prior medical history included cardiac arrhythmia, CHF, NIDDM, and diabetic peripheral neuropathy, as well as three prior episodes of cellulitis requiring hospitalization for IV antibiotics. Her wounds were present for several years. Previously-tried treatments include elevation, exercise, compression stockings, wound dressings, ace wrapping, bandaging, debridement, and participation in a formal wound care program.
Lower extremity venous insufficiency and multiple ulcerations. Wounds were present for several years.
After just 3 weeks of daily use of NormaTec at home.
Venous Insufficiency Management
The patient is a 65-year-old type 2 diabetic who suffered a distal comminuted fracture of the tibia anfibula. The ORIF failed and ultimately the patient was diagnosed with osteomyelitis and critical limb ischemia. Refusing amputation, he was treated for four months with IV antibiotics and negative pressure therapy without any improvement.
Complex ankle fracture, followed by treatment of ORIF surgery, 4 months of negative pressure therapy, and IV antibiotics for osteomylitis.
After three months of treatment with the NormaTec, without skin grafts, (incision from recent surgery to remove ORIF screw).
The patient is a 75 year-old male with bilateral lower extremity venous insufficiency with lymphedema and multiple ulcerations. His past medical history includes MI, CABGx4, DM, obesity, and multiple episodes of cellulitis requiring oral and IV antibiotics. His symptoms were present for many years, and he previously tried elevation, exercise, compression bandaging system, diuretics, wound dressings, and participation in a wound care center.
Chronic non-healing wound with significant edema and active cellulitis.
After 10 days of at-home treatment with NormaTec.
Healthy Nail Regrowth
The patient is an 84-year-old male with bilateral lower extremity chronic wounds with venous insufficiency, lymphedema, and arterial insufficiency. His past medical history includes CHF, Afib, HTN, DJD, and multiple episodes of cellulitis treated with oral antibiotics. His symptoms were present for over three years. Previously, he tried elevation, exercise, compression bandaging system, debridement, and diuretics.
New, healthy nail growth after treatment with NormaTec.
The patient is a 74 year-old male with bilateral lower extremity venous insufficiency and lymphedema with ulcerations. His past medical history includes multiple episodes of cellulitis, A-Fib, DM, Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy, DJD, GERD, HTN, PVD. His symptoms have been present for several years. Previously, he tried elevation, exercise, wound dressings, debridement, gradient compression garment, bandaging, antibiotics, and participation in a formal wound care program.
Lower extremity lymphedema—initial calf measurement of 77 cm.
After 15 minutes of treatment with the NormaTec—calf circumference decreased by 6 cm.