Journal of Wound Care Awards 2017
Most Innovative Product winner
A compression system developed for venous insufficiency and leg ulcers
The Lundatex® system has been designed to provide a low, safe resting pressure and a high, effective working pressure. Calf muscle pumping function is enhanced, improving the venous return and ejection fraction. The system can also be used on patients with mixed ulcers due to the low resting pressure.
The Lundatex® system consists of two components, the Lundatex® medical bandage and two velcro products called PressPatch™ and FixPatch™. The bandage provides a safe and well-defined resting pressure of 20 mmHg (See Lundatex medical bandage) while PressPatch™ adheres to the bandage material but adds no pressure in the resting position. When the patient is standing or walking however the patches create a stiff custom outer layer, providing high effective working pressure between 45-60 mmHg.
FixPatch™ is a large patch used to close the system in the front, and is developed for the maintenance of pressure over time. This is easily done before bed rise every morning by opening the front FixPatch™ on one side, adjusting for comfort and reapplying. By opening the front, the surrounding PressPatches™ adapt to the changes in limb size, hence providing a consistent pressure over time.
Guarantees a quantified and reproducible pressure level
The right pressure independent of experience
- Better Compliance
Keeps the resting pressure at a safe and comfortable level – not too loose or too tight
Excellent conformability to different legs and changes in leg circumference during wear
Allows easy self maintenance of pressure level over time
- Better quality of care
Treatment not dependent on the applier
Increases working & standing pressure by custom shell adding stiffness with patches
- Saved Costs
Easy self maintenance i.e. less home visits by healthcare personnel or hospital visits
The system can stay (and maintain the treatment) on the leg up to seven days
Reusable and washable patches
Download a tutorial on the Lundatex system
See also: Lundatex system application
Pilot study with Prof. Giovanni Mosti, Lucca, Italy 2016
Ejection fraction from the lower leg is severely impaired in patients with venous insufficiency and is improved by compression therapy. Inelastic compression is characterized by a high difference between resting and standing pressure and a strong massaging effect on the calf muscle, produced during movement.
Ejection fraction was measured by means of strain gauge plethysmography in 18 patients with severe venous reflux in the great saphenous vein.
The procedure was performed three times in a randomized sequence:
1) in baseline conditions
2) with the elastic bandage applied to the leg with a pressure of 20 mmHg and
3) after attaching the PressPatches™ to the elastic bandage.