Thought it might be helpful to have a list of vendors for medical supplies, lymphedema equipment and supplies, durable medical equipment. This list replaces the page in our “Articles Section.”
I will update this regularly as new vendors become available. If you know of one that is not listed, please let me know and I will include the.
NOTE - inclusion on this list does NOT mean that we endorse the medical supplier listed. Each is listed as a matter of convenience and information for the patient. We have also received no renumeration or compensation for the listing.
August 23, 2009
It is also strongly recommended that you consult with a Certified Lymphedema Therapist and/or physician before ordering any compression garment, device or other supplies to ensure that you are measured properly and/or ordering the right item for your condition. Remember that once a garment or compression device is purchased, it become typically a non-returnable item, so you will want to make sure that you are correctly measured. Also, insurance may cover some items if they are ordered on the advice of a therapist or physician or if billed as part of their health care services.
These vendors offer a complete range of supplies mentioned above.
Haddenham Healthcare Ltd - UK - Suppliers of compression hosiery, skin care products and compression bandages for people with lymphoedema.
National Lymphedema Network - Exercise, Self-Care, NLN Conference Proceedings and more.
Vodder School - Exercise and MLD - DVD
JoviPak Instructional Videos - Self-Care Post-Mastectomy Lymphedema
Norton School Videos - Exercises, Treatment of Genital Lymphedema
Peninsula Medical - Reid Sleeve, Optiflow, Contour, Opera and the Cinch
see also: Peninsula Medical
Solaris - Tribute, Caresia, Swell Spots, Joint Jackets, ReadyWrap
Lymphedema Depot/Solaris For our Canadian family - the exclusive Canadian distributor of Solaris therapeutic lymphedema products, including the custom made Tribute lymphedema garments, Caresia, bandage liners, Swell Spots, edema and fibrosis pads, and the ReadyWrap line of inelastic compression garments.
Circaid Medical Products and Information - The Graduate, The Silhouette
Sigvaris has websites in several countries for their products: Sigvaris Locations
Bellisse Truncal Lymphedema Garments, Bras
BiaCare Medical MedAssist, MedaFit, CompreFit, CompreSleeve, FloamSleeve
Armsleeves 4 U part of Bandages Plus - armsleeves, gloves, gauntlets, and accessories necessary for arm compression when the patient no longer requires bandages. The goal of this site is to save time and simplify ordering these essential supplies.
Anitavee's - Special Needs Pants, Wheelchair Pants and Jeans, Adaptive Options for Edema & Lymphedema, Amputee, Leg Brace User, Little People, Leg Bag User
Compression Design - custom compression garments including the durable and inexpensive NightSleeve for mild conditions, and the MedAssist line for moderate to severe cases. These garments are available for arms and for legs.
Tactile Systems Technology, Inc. - The Flexitouch Device
BSN has locations in several countries - here is their store locator page:
Activa UK Compression garments, supplies
KT Medical - Bandages and Compression Gloves
Wear Ease Inc - two special products for provide compression to treat truncal lymphedema. These are:
The Compression bra by Wear Ease that is designed to provide gentle compression all around the torso of women with chest or breast lymphedema. The Wear Ease Slimmer is a body-shaping camisole that provides extra compression to ease truncal lymphedema.
Yahoo Home Healthcare has many links on supplies and equipment
Durable medical equipment is a term of art used to describe any medical equipment used in the home to aid in a better quality of living. It is a benefit included in most insurances. In some cases certain Medicare benefits, that is, whether Medicare may pay for the item. The item is defined by Title XIX for Medicaid:
Medicare will help cover most of the cost of home oxygen equipment and supplies if you have a breathing condition that it will help improve. Medicare payment for oxygen equipment and supplies is subject to the requirement that it is necessary and reasonable for treatment of an illness or injury and/or to improve the functioning of the patient. To ensure that Medicare pays for oxygen equipment and supplies, you must follow the steps below:
Only your doctor can prescribe oxygen equipment and supplies for you, so do not order anything until you have visited your doctor, no matter what the sales person tells you.
The doctor must document the need by writing information in your medical records and by giving you a signed and dated order (prescription) for it.
The order must be received by the supplier before Medicare is billed and it must be kept on file by the supplier. If you receive your Medicare through a Medicare Advantage Plan (like an HMO or PPO) it is likely you will have to follow the plan's steps for approval and purchase. Make a point of calling your plan's customer service number and ask about their steps for coverage for oxygen equipment and supplies.
Smith & Nephew (US)
Smith & Nephew (UK)
Wound Care Information Network - Wound Care Product and Category Index This list is a comprehensive collection of wound care products available in the United States.
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