Swell spots and pads are uniquely designed to address the needs associated with providing coverage and targeted, localized pressure and compression to specific body areas and contours as part of a Lymphedema treatment or management program. (read more)
When managing Lymphedema with compression bandaging and therapy, it may be necessary to address cases of excess swelling or fibrosis, which is a hardened area under the skin, with extra compression that is targeted to a specific body area or contour.
Swell spots and pads have been developed to address this need and may be used in combination with short stretch compression bandages during CDT as part of a multi-layer compression bandage, or afterwards during on-going Lymphedema management. The swell spot or pad may be tucked into a compression garment or compression device and positioned where the extra pressure is needed.
Swell spots and pads are available in many shapes, sizes and designs to meet the needs of the body area that requires extra compression. Which ever type of swell spot or pad is used, the goal is to create localized, targeted pressure and break up the areas of concentrated and stagnant protein-heavy lymph fluid to help create a softer skin area.
Created in response to a request from a breast surgeon looking for a "tapeless" solution immediately following axillary node dissection. The flat channeled pad is placed against the chest wall and held in place by the Bellisse Compression Comfort Bra Learn More
The Bellisse® pad is a comfortable, foam-filled pad that conveniently fits in the inner pocket of the Bellisse® Compressure Comfort® bra and covers the affected breast completely, protecting sensitive tissue. It directs lymph flow around the torso and across the spine, toward the unaffected axilla. Learn More
The cleavage pad is particularly useful under the Bellisse and mastectomy bras, when there is swelling between the breatss. It is also effective for scar management following open heart surgery Learn More
The loose fill crescent shaped pads support lobules and separate skin-on-skin contact that commonly causes microbial infections. Positioning excess tissue into its normal anatomical position while under external compression, this pad is recommended for use during the reduction phases of Lymphedema treatment. Learn More
The JoviPak Dorsum pads are an excellent choice when additional pressure is needed over the dorsum of the hand - the finely shredded foam of the pad sinks down into the spaces between the metacarpalsLearn More
Recommended for labial swelling or fibrosis. The anterior width is designed to cover a bikini-cut hysterectomy scar. The pad features a vertical continuous flow stitching pattern to direct lymph flow away from the pubis toward the axillar collection areas. Learn More
An elliptical shaped pad designed to extend from the serratus anterior to the xiphoid process. It provides gentle pressure along the inferior aspect of the affected breast when used under a compression or sports bra. Learn More
Recommended for scrotal swelling or fibrosis. The pad features a vertical continuous flow stitching pattern to direct lymph flow away from the testicular area toward an alternate functional lymphatic pathway. Learn More
Developed for a researcher doing clinical trials on seromas, the mini Axilla is a loose-filled pad which featuries a small continuous flow extension. It is placed against the chest wall and held in place by a compression or sports bra. Learn More