Medical conditions that can benefit from the FlowAid FA100 SCCD
- Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
- Chronic Venous Inefficiency (CVI)
- Chronic Ulcers and Wounds
- DVT Prevention
- Peripheral Neuropathy & Pain
The FlowAid FA100 Sequential Contraction Compression Device
FlowAid’s FA100 is a unique, hospital and home use device that treats all forms of circulatory disorders of the lower limbs and their associated complications.
The primary mechanism of the FA100 is to activate the calf muscle pump by compressing the deep veins of the lower leg through a number of electrically stimulated controlled contractions. These contractions, which run from distal to proximal along the leg, cause a peristaltic wave of contractions. This compresses the deep veins, which forces the emptying of the deep veins of the lower limb.
By causing an increase in venous outflow of the lower limb, the FA100 is extremely useful in the treatment of Chronic Venous Insufficiency, Lymphedema, and the complications of these diseases. Keeping a constant flow can also prevent any DVT from occurring.
Secondarily, by increasing the venous outflow through the activation of the calf muscle pump, an increase of 'Arterial Inflow' will be created which replenishes the limb with freshly oxygenated blood. This helps treat Arterial Insufficiencies, Chronic Wounds and the complications that may be associated with these conditions.
By hyperperfusing the limb with freshly oxygenated blood, the FA100 has been extremely helpful in treating Microischemic Neuropathy.
Patients feel a lighter, healthier leg after use, and clinical signs and symptoms of these diseases begin to resolve.
When compared to other compression devices, the FA100 is superior. It is easy to use, exerts no external pressure, creates greater patient compliance and therefore better results. Patients have complete mobility without any interference in their daily activities while using the FA100.
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.