WASHINGTON, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — BrightLife Direct, a
compression clothing distributor, recently added three new
lymphedema products to its inventory. Products by Farrow
Medical, Solaris and Gottfried are now available online through the
Washington, DC-based company.
These compression garments are used in lymphedema treatment.
Lymphedema is a medical condition that involves swelling of the
arms, legs or hands. Although it can be caused by a genetic
condition, it is often caused by lymph node removal after breast
cancer surgery. Statistics show that up to 50 percent of breast
cancer survivors develop lymphedema. About 32 percent have
persistent swelling three years after surgery. While there is no
cure for this condition, lymphedema can be managed with the use of
compression sleeves, gloves, stockings and wraps.
“We have received requests from therapists for hard-to-find
products, so we are trying to address that need,” said Kip Bright,
president of BrightLife Direct. “We want to be a resource for
patients and therapists who need these compression garments.”
BrightLife Direct will begin carrying
jobst bandages over the next few months. These are long-stretch
and short-stretch bandages which accommodate patients during
different stages of their treatment. The FarrowWrap resembles a
sports brace and has adjustable hook and loop closures. The Farrow
Microfine glove is another new addition to BrightLifeDirect’s
inventory. It is made of more lightweight material than other types
of compression gloves, allowing for more hand flexibility.
BrightLife Direct also carries Swell Spots, manufactured by
Solaris, Inc. Swell Spot is typically placed under clothing,
bandaging, or a compression garment to gently massage the
underlying tissue and break up problem areas of swelling.