FlowAid FA100 SCCD Indications for Use
- Increasing local blood circulation
- Immediate post-surgical stimulation of calf muscles to prevent venous thrombosis
- Preventing or retarding disuse atrophy
- Edema reduction
The FlowAid FA100 Sequential Continuous Contraction Device
FlowAid’s FA100 is a unique, hospital and home use device that uses a sequential pattern of neuromuscular electrical stimulation to increase blood flow. The primary mechanism of the FA100 is to activate the calf muscle pump using electrically stimulated controlled muscle contractions to compress the deep veins of the lower leg. These contractions run from distal to proximal along the leg in a peristaltic wave. The periodic compression of the deep veins results in increased venous outflow and increased arterial inflow, making the FA100 is extremely useful in the treatment of diseases that benefit from increased blood flow.
The FA100 is easy to use and exerts no external pressure on the leg, resulting in high patient compliance that is essential for good clinical outcomes. Patients have complete mobility without any interference in their daily activities while using the FA100 SCCD.
FlowAid FA100 Unique Circulatory Enhancement
Working differently... the sequential way.
When there is damage to the valves of the veins, or the walls of the vein are distended, circulatory reflux (reverse flow) will occur.
When a single part of the vein is compressed, some of the blood will temporarily be moved caudal (towards the head). This single contraction will also cause an increase in back-flow pressure through the damaged valves.
The FA100's compressions are performed on multiple sites, while the distal compressions are held. Therefore all the blood that is moved caudal (towards the head) will remain in that direction even when the valves are damaged.