La Jolla Vein Care Participates in ACTitouch™ Adaptive Compression Therapy Trial
Selected patients at La Jolla Vein Care will be offered to participate in the ACTitouch compression trial. Compression therapy is used for the treatment and prevention of vein disorders in the form of compression garments like compression socks and stockings, multi-layer wrappings, gel paste boots or devices such lymphatic pumps. The ACTitouch is a new compression device designed for ease of use and comfort. The ACTitouch™ Adaptive Compression Therapy system combines two proven therapies—intermittent pneumatic compression and sustained gradient compression—in one easy-to-wear device. It is designed to mimic the action of the calf muscle pump through application of optimal gradient pressures. It is lightweight and compact, so it may give you the freedom to stay active while helping you reduce edema and heal venous leg ulcers. Because it is easy to use, the ACTitouch system may help promote greater patient compliance. The study will assess whether or not patients who are unable to wear compression garments are more compliant with using the ACTitouch system because it is easier to use. This device may offer effective daily at-home treatment of venous insufficiency for those who cannot use other types of compression.