Kim-Sing C, Basco VE.
Postmastectomy lymphedema treated with the Wright linear pump.
Can J Surg 1987 Sep;30(5):368-70

Fifteen patients with postmastectomy lymphedema of the arm were treated with the
Wright linear pump, a programmable, gradient pressure, sequential, intermittent
compression pump. The group comprised volunteers in whom conservative measures
had failed. This is a phase II trial to determine the efficacy of the pump. All
patients had subjective improvement. Objectively, all showed a reduction in
edema, but this was of variable degree and depended on the amount of pre-existing
lymphedema in the arm. The Wright linear pump is easy to use and treatment was
well tolerated. No fluid overload occurred due to treatment and no other medical
problems were encountered. The Wright linear pump seems more effective than other
pneumatic intermittent compression pumps available.