A Sequential Compression Device, or SCD, helps to circulate blood in the legs of immobile patients. (Some SCD machines are sometimes referred to as a Lymphedema Pumps)
An SCD works to increase circulation by gently compressing the legs. This gentle compression helps:
For patients who are immobile or less-mobile, the SCD can help prevent many common circulatory conditions, such as Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), by increasing circulation in the lower extremities.
The control unit sends a signal to the sleeves which then gently, sequentially compress starting in the ankle area and working up the legs. This compression encourages better circulation.