Can I also get the Venenwalker on prescription?
Yes, the doctor can also prescribe the VenenWalker PRO. As a rule, the patient does not have to pay anything.
How often and for how long can I use the VenenWalker every day?
Repeated application a day is not a problem. The recommended duration of use is 20 minutes.
Can I also use the VenenWalker on swollen legs due to diabetes mellitus?
In contrast to elastic compression (elastic bandages and compression stockings), the VenenWalker can also be used for arterial diseases and diabetes. The elastic compression methods can restrict the arterial supply too much. In the case of diabetes mellitus, there is a risk of unnoticed constrictions due to the impaired sensitivity. With the VenenWalker, phases with and without compression alternate so that arterial blood flow is guaranteed.
Can I only use the VenenWalker lying down?
No, although the lying position is of course the best, as the blood can then flow best towards the heart. However, if it is not possible (e.g. when traveling) to use the VenenWalker lying down, you can also do this while sitting, as long as the legs are not bent too much in the knee.
What are the dimensions of the VenenWalker cuffs?
The VenenWalker PRO leg cuffs are available in the sizes 'Standard' and 'Short'
default : Length: 85cm including heel, thigh circumference: max.72cm, foot circumference: 42cm.
Shortly: Length 70cm including heel, thigh and foot circumference, see standard.
The leg extensions are available to fit the 'Standard' or 'Short' cuffs and increase the thigh circumference by approx. 10cm.
Length: 69cm from hand to shoulder. Circumference: 50cm at the hand, 66cm at the shoulder
Length: 41cm including heel, lower leg circumference: 50cm
The leg extension increases the circumference of the lower leg by approx. 5 cm.
How can the cuffs be cleaned?
With conventional, commercially available cleaning agents. Harsh detergents should be avoided. The cleaning instructions are located inside the cuffs..
Are multi-chamber devices more effective than single-chamber systems due to the stroking movement of the air towards the heartme?
The reason why multi-chamber devices were developed is the idea that
- the flow of blood out of the legs is created by squeezing different sections of the leg from bottom to top and
- The sliding filling of the cuffs from bottom to top creates surface lymph transport.
Why is the VenenWalker so inexpensive compared to other devices?
The VenenWalker has been completely redeveloped as a series device and is not composed of commercially available parts. It is manufactured under the supervision of the German TÜV in China in an ISO 13485 certified factory and can therefore be significantly cheaper without its performance being inferior to expensive devices.
What actually is a medical device?
It is not a drug, drug, remedy, dietary supplement. For example, it works as a plaster or blood pressure monitor on the body. And e.g. as an artificial hip joint or a pacemaker in the body. And that without interfering with the human metabolism like a drug. This is about medical devices, which also include the VenenWalker.
Devices, apparatus, instruments and other objects that are used in medicine are referred to as medical products. The wide range of medical products ranges from simple bandages and plasters to complex high-tech X-ray machines and is divided into four risk classes. The decisive factor for assigning a medical device to one of these risk classes is, for example, whether it is used outside near the skin or on the skin, or whether it is used inside the body. Questions about the assignment of the risk class are also how long the medical device stays on or in the body or whether it is operated with electricity..
The lowest risk class is, of course, class I, into which, for example, plasters, bandages or wheelchairs are classified. The legislator regards contact lenses and dental crowns as medical products with a medium risk potential and classifies them in class IIa. Class IIb has a high risk potential, with dialysis and X-ray machines, for example. External cardiac pacemakers, heart-lung machines, hip prostheses, breast implants, all medical devices with a very high risk potential are classified in class III, which are, for example, used directly on the heart or brain..
In order to be able to be sold and put on the market at all, the new medical product must first undergo a conformity assessment procedure. This process is comparable to an approval and requires the manufacturer to prove that his medical device is safe. The manufacturer must also prove that the technical and medical services are provided as formulated in the service description. A clinical trial as part of the conformity assessment process is required in certain circumstances. Clinical data on the new medical device are then collected and evaluated if the safety and performance of the product cannot be fully proven in any other way. This can be done, for example, through existing clinical data from similar medical devices. However, if a clinical trial is unavoidable and needs to be carried out, the manufacturer must first obtain the approval of an ethics committee and the approval of the competent higher federal authority.