Gradient Compression

Gradient compression reduces swelling and helps prevent the pooling of fluid in the venous or lymphatic systems and in the interstitial spaces. JOBST® has the expertise and products to help your patients get back to living their life to their fullest.

What is Gradient Compression?

Gradient compression garments apply more pressure distally while gradually decreasing pressure as the garment travels up the extremity. Gradient compression helps encourage and facilitate fluid movement for patients affected by lymphatic and venous disorders. With gentle pressure, gradient pressure allows vessels in the circulatory and lymphatic systems to absorb more fluid from tissues. The result is increased absorption of tissue fluid and decreased swelling.

Why Use Gradient Compression?

Gradient compression is an efficient way of managing edema caused by lymphatic and venous disorders. By increasing pressure on tissues, more fluid returns to the lymphatic and circulatory systems so it can be transported to the rest of the body while improving edema. All of this helps reduce the risk of further development.

Removing excess fluid reduces the risk for infection while combating edema. The compression garments offered by JOBST also help reduce the size of superficial veins by keeping them from filling with too much blood and expanding. Increasing pressure also helps encourage fluid to flow back towards the heart.

Learn More About Gradient Compression

If you’d like to learn more about how gradient compression can help improve circulation, reduce swelling and treat the symptoms of lymphedema and vein diseases, contact JOBST and we’d be happy to answer your questions.

Compression garments are necessary for the effective long-term management of lymphatic and venous disorders.